SIMS Investigation of Gex(4H-SiC)1-x Solid Solutions Synthesized by Ge-Ion Implantation up to x=0.2
A detailed investigation of the Ge concentration in implanted samples has been carried out by SIMS and the effects affecting the depth distribution and measurement results have been determined. It is found that the MCs+ SIMS technique is best suited to investigate Gex(4H-SiC)1-x solid solutions up to x=0.2, while the O2+ SIMS configuration is limited to x=0.1. The Ge concentrations obtained by SIMS are very close to the nominal values. On the opposite, performing a comparison with previous RBS data, we find that the RBS values are systematically underestimated by ~30%. Finally, at very high dose, we find that some of the implanted species are lost by recoil and sputtering effects.
Amador Pérez-Tomás, Philippe Godignon, Miquel Vellvehí and Pierre Brosselard
H. Peyre et al., "SIMS Investigation of Gex(4H-SiC)1-x Solid Solutions Synthesized by Ge-Ion Implantation up to x=0.2", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 615-617, pp. 465-468, 2009