Influence of the Dislocation Travel Distance on the DLTS Spectra of Dislocations in Cz-Si
We investigated the development of dislocation-related DLTS spectra in n-CZ-Si crystals with small (about 7.104 cm-2) number of long individual dislocations depending on the distance L that dislocations traveled during deformation at 600oC and on the velocity of dislocations. We found that a typical dislocation-related DLTS signal appeared only when dislocations traveled a significant distance that is more than 150-200μm, and it depended strongly on dislocation velocity. The results were interpreted on the assumption that the DLTS signal corresponds to some core defects and atomic impurities accumulated on the dislocations during their slow motion. At high concentration of deep level defects on dislocations a strange “negative DLTS” signal was observed. This can be explained by electron tunneling between deep defects along dislocations.
A. Cavallini, H. Richter, M. Kittler and S. Pizzini
V. V. Kveder et al., "Influence of the Dislocation Travel Distance on the DLTS Spectra of Dislocations in Cz-Si", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 131-133, pp. 175-182, 2008