Structure of Magnetically Ordered Si:Mn
The structure studies of single crystalline silicon implanted at 340 K or 610 K with Mn+ ions (Si:Mn) and subsequently processed under atmospheric and enhanced hydrostatic pressure at up to 1270 K are reported. The defect structure was determined by an analysis of X-ray diffuse scattering around the 004 reciprocal lattice point and by electron microscopy. High resolution X-ray diffraction techniques based on the conventional source of radiation were used for this purpose. The crystal structure of Si:Mn and the Si1-xMnx precipitates in the implantation – disturbed layer were studied by synchrotron radiation diffraction in the grazing incidence geometry. Processing of Si:Mn results in crystallization of amorphous Si within the buried implantation – disturbed layer and in formation of Mn4Si7 precipitates. Structural changes are dependent both on temperature of the Si substrate at implantation and on processing parameters.
A. Cavallini, H. Richter, M. Kittler and S. Pizzini
J. Bak-Misiuk et al., "Structure of Magnetically Ordered Si:Mn", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 131-133, pp. 327-332, 2008