Accession Number : ADA134867

Title :   Calibration Relationships for Optically Measuring the Concentrations of Boron, Gallium, and Indium in Silicon.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Jul-Dec 82,


Personal Author(s) : Rome,J J

PDF Url : ADA134867

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : New, more effective calibration relationships have been experimentally determined which enable FTIR absorption spectroscopy to accurately measure the impurity concentration of In, Ga, and B in silicon. The peak areas of the Group III acceptor related spectra are shown to behave linearly with concentration 1/3 or concentration 2/3, rather than simply being proportional to concentration as was previously assumed. These calibration relationships were determined for optical measurements made on samples cooled to 5K for In and Ga, and 5-8K for B. The relationships for some lines of Ga and In were tested and found to still be accurate for sample temperatures up to 9K. From the high resolution optical measurements made in this study, previously unobserved acceptor related spectral lines were seen. These lines were observed in the p3/2 spectra of In, Ga, Al. and B. Also a 5p' was observed in the p1/2 spectra of Ga. A feature in each acceptor's p3/2 spectrum is defined as EI, the ground stated binding energy, and the spin-orbit splitting of the silicon valence bands was measured. All the IR induced excited states of In, Ga, Al, and B were measured. After renumbering of the B lines 5 - 11, a more complete correspondence between all the Group III excited state lines was shown than any published previously.

Descriptors :   *Silicon, *Impurities, *Boron, *Gallium, *Indium, *Spectroscopy, Fourier spectroscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, Absorption spectra, Measurement, High resolution, Excitation, Concentration(Composition)

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE