An Electrical and Physical Study of Crystal Damage in High-Dose Al- and N-Implanted 4H-SiC
In this paper, an investigation into the crystal structure of Al-and N-implanted 4H-SiC is presented, encompassing a range of physical and electrical analysis techniques, with the aim of better understanding the material properties after high-dose implantation and activation annealing. Scanning spreading resistance microscopy showed that the use of high temperature implantation yields more uniform resistivity profiles in the implanted layer; this correlates with KOH defect decoration and TEM observations, which show that the crystal damage is much more severe in room temperature implanted samples, regardless of anneal temperature. Finally, stress determination by means of μRaman spectroscopy showed that the high temperature implantation results in lower tensile stress in the implanted layers with respect to the room temperature implantation samples.
Konstantinos Zekentes, Konstantin V. Vasilevskiy and Nikolaos Frangis
C. A. Fisher et al., "An Electrical and Physical Study of Crystal Damage in High-Dose Al- and N-Implanted 4H-SiC", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 897, pp. 411-414, 2017