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Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Of Semiconductors
Author(s): R. G. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

Features and analysis modes of secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) as applied to elemental and compound semiconductors are reviewed. Semiconductor materials are described. The SIMS technique and what it can do are analyzed by examining separately the ion beam, sputtering, the surface, mass analysis, and the secondary ions. Secondary ion enhancement, sputtering rates, impurity - matrix interactions, machine parameters, signal detection modes and dynamic range, depth profile scale calibration, detection sensitivity and depth profile aberrations are discussed. The applications of bulk analysis, imaging, mass scanning, and depth profiling are described. Special capabilities like high mass resolution are pointed out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1984
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0463, Advanced Semiconductor Processing/Characterization of Electronic/Optical Materials, (31 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941352
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R. G. Wilson, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0463:
Advanced Semiconductor Processing/Characterization of Electronic/Optical Materials
Carl M. Lampert; Devindra K. Sadana, Editor(s)

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