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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Alan
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Martina
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-25T16:00:19Z
dc.date.available2019-07-25T16:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationMartina Nolan, 'Fabrication of ultra-shallow boron junctions using proximity rapid thermal diffusion', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 2000, pp 160
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 5730
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/88994
dc.description.abstractThis work presents proximity rapid thermal diffusion (RTD) as a technique for fabricating shallow p-type junctions for LDD devices. Boron-doped spin-on dopant (SOD) is used as a dopant source in proximity RTD. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and spectroscopic ellipsometry are initially used to analyse and optimise the SOD dopant source. Bare and oxidised silicon wafers are doped using the optimised SOD dopant source. The boron junctions are analysed using SIMS and the four-point probe technique. Boron diffusion coefficients are evaluated from the SIMS profiles using Boltzmann-Matano analysis. Proximity RTD is used to fabricate p-n junction diodes. The diodes exhibit excellent current-voltage (IV) characteristics, with near ideal forward characteristics, low leakage currents and sharp avalanche breakdown voltages. Micro-Raman spectroscopy (MRS), synchrotron X-ray topography (SXRT) and optical microscopy are used to determine the thermal stress and the boron-induced strain that is generated in wafers during rapid thermal oxidation (RTO) and rapid thermal diffusion. The thermal stress deteriorates with time at the peak temperature. The introduction of boron also generates extra strain in the lattice. However, the stress that is generated for very short process times is minimal and does not degrade device performance. Finally, a LDD process that is compatible with proximity RTD is proposed.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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dc.subjectElectrical and Electronic Engineering, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleFabrication of ultra-shallow boron junctions using proximity rapid thermal diffusion
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dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 160
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