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Title: AES analysis of nitridation of Si(100) by 2-10 keV N+ 2 ion beams
Authors: Pan, J.S. 
Wee, A.T.S. 
Huan, C.H.A. 
Tan, H.S. 
Tan, K.L. 
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1997
Citation: Pan, J.S.,Wee, A.T.S.,Huan, C.H.A.,Tan, H.S.,Tan, K.L. (1997-06-01). AES analysis of nitridation of Si(100) by 2-10 keV N+ 2 ion beams. Applied Surface Science 115 (2) : 166-173. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Ion beam nitridation of Si(100) as a function of N+ 2 ion energy in the range of 2-10 keV has been investigated by in-situ Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) analysis and Ar+ depth profiling. The AES measurements show that the nitride films formed by 4-10 keV N+ 2 ion bombardment are relatively uniform and have a composition of near stoichiometric silicon nitride (Si3N4), but that formed by 2 keV N+ 2 ion bombardment is N-rich on the film surface. Formation of the surface N-rich film by 2 keV N+ 2 ion bombardment can be attributed to radiation-enhanced diffusion of interstitial N atoms and a lower self-sputtering yield. AES depth profile measurements indicate that the thicknesses of nitride films appear to increase with ion energy in the range from 2 to 10 keV and the rate of increase of film thickness is most rapid in the 4-10 keV range. The nitridation reaction process which differs from that of low-energy ( < 1 keV) N+ 2 ion bombardment is explained in terms of ion implantation, physical sputtering, chemical reaction and radiation-enhanced diffusion of interstitial N atoms.
Source Title: Applied Surface Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113226
ISSN: 01694332
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