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Photoluminescence Characterization Of Thermally-Induced Defects In Czochralski-Grown Si Wafers
Author(s): T. Nishino; H. Nakayama; J. Katsura; Y. Hamakawa
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Paper Abstract

We report the application of photoluminescence to the characterization of defects induced by thermal annealing at low temperatures around 500 °C, which is very important in the fabrication processes of LSI. In annealed CZ-Si wafers with the high content of oxygen, twiddle 10 18 cm -3, new broad luminescence bands have been observed together with the usual bound -V exciton luminescence lines of dopant impurity. Analysis of Hall-effect data has shown that the intensity of such broad luminescence bands correlates with the density of the so-called thermally induced oxygen donor. The broad luminescence bands in annealed CZ-Si are strongly influenced by the presence of carbon. In photoluminescence spectra of annealed CZ-Si containing a high concentration of carbon, %lx1017 cm -3, many sharp luminescence lines have been found, whose energy positions and temperature behaviors are quite different from those of the usual bound-exciton luminescence lines. Thermal behaviors of these lines indicate that such sharp luminescence lines might be originated from isoelectronic traps possibly related to carbon and oxygen. Furthermore, photoluminescence measurements have shown that these sharp luminescence lines and broad luminescence bands coexist for annealed CZ-Si wafers with the moderate contents of oxygen and carbon. Thus it has been found that the photoluminescence technique is very useful for characterizing thermally induced defects in CZ-Si wafers commonly used in LSI.

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Date Published: 30 April 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0276, Optical Characterization Techniques for Semiconductor Technology, (30 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931683
Show Author Affiliations
T. Nishino, Osaka University (Japan)
H. Nakayama, Osaka University (Japan)
J. Katsura, Osaka University (Japan)
Y. Hamakawa, Osaka University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0276:
Optical Characterization Techniques for Semiconductor Technology
David E. Aspnes; Roy F. Potter; Samuel S. So, Editor(s)

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