Electronic States of Oxygen-Free Dislocation Networks Produced by Direct Bonding of Silicon Wafers
The results of experimental investigations of the dislocation-related DLTS-peaks originated from the dislocation networks (DN) are presented. Samples with DNs were produced by direct bonding of p-type silicon wafers and no enhancement of oxygen concentration was detected near the DN plane. Origins of the DLTS peaks were proposed and a correlation with the dislocation-related photoluminescence data was established based on known dislocation structure of the samples. Two types of shallow DLTS peaks exhibited Pool-Frenkel effect, which could be linked to the dislocation deformation potential. One of the shallow DLTS peaks was related to straight parts of screw dislocations and another - to the intersections of the dislocations.
M. Kittler and H. Richter
M. Trushin et al., "Electronic States of Oxygen-Free Dislocation Networks Produced by Direct Bonding of Silicon Wafers", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 156-158, pp. 283-288, 2010