Formation of a reliable intermediate band in Si heavily coimplanted with chalcogens (S, Se, Te) and group III elements (B, Al)

Sánchez Noriega, Kefrén and Aguilera Bonet, Irene and Palacios Clemente, Pablo and Wahnón Benarroch, Perla (2010). Formation of a reliable intermediate band in Si heavily coimplanted with chalcogens (S, Se, Te) and group III elements (B, Al). "Physical Review B", v. 82 (n. 16); pp. 165201-1. ISSN 1098-0121. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.165201.

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Title: Formation of a reliable intermediate band in Si heavily coimplanted with chalcogens (S, Se, Te) and group III elements (B, Al)
Author/s:
  • Sánchez Noriega, Kefrén
  • Aguilera Bonet, Irene
  • Palacios Clemente, Pablo
  • Wahnón Benarroch, Perla
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Physical Review B
Date: October 2010
ISSN: 1098-0121
Volume: 82
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnologías Especiales Aplicadas a la Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This first-principles study describes the properties of Si implanted with several chalcogen species (S, Se, Te) at doses considerably above the equilibrium solubility limit, especially when coimplanted with the group III atoms B and Al. The measurements of chalcogen-implanted Si show strong optical absorption in the infrared range. The calculations carried out show that substitution of Si by chalcogen atoms requires lower formation energy than the interstitial implantation. In the resulting electronic structure, at concentrations close to 0.5%, an impurity band determined by the properties of the chalcogens introduced is observed in the forbidden energy gap of Si. Although this band is a few tenths of an electron volt wide, it remains energetically isolated from both the valence and the conduction bands. Appropriate coimplantation with group III elements allows control over the occupation of the intermediate band while modifying its energies only slightly. A moderate energy gain (especially small for B) seems to be obtained when p-doping atoms occupy the sites next to those of the chalcogens. Therefore, the apparent electrostatic attraction between species that in isolation would act as acceptors and double donors is smaller than expected. The intermediate-band properties have been preserved for all of the coimplanted compounds analyzed here, regardless of the species involved or the distance between them, which constitutes an appreciable advantage for the design of new experimental materials.

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Item ID: 8345
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8345/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8345
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.165201
Official URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.165201
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Jul 2011 15:10
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:10
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