LOW-ENERGY ION-BEAM DAMAGE OF SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACES - A DETAILED STUDY OF INSB(100) USING ELECTRON-ENERGY LOSS SPECTROSCOPY
UNSPECIFIED. (1991) LOW-ENERGY ION-BEAM DAMAGE OF SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACES - A DETAILED STUDY OF INSB(100) USING ELECTRON-ENERGY LOSS SPECTROSCOPY. Surface Science, 247 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0039-6028Full text not available from this repository.
The phonon and plasmon excitations of both n- and p-type InSb(100) have been studied using high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS). The effects of structural damage, induced by low energy ion bombardment, on the conduction band plasmon energy has been monitored as a function of post-bombardment annealing temperature. In all cases, the plasmon energy reaches a maximum of between 55 and 75 meV after annealing to approximately 500 K. This indicates the presence of a large excess of free-carriers in the near-surface region probably due to the presence of defect states including Sb vacancies which would act as donor states. By monitoring the plasmon energy as a function of incident electron beam energy, we exploit the potential of the HREELS technique to probe the free-carrier concentration in semiconductors over a depth range of about 200-2000 angstrom. The degree and depth of damage induced by the sputtering process is found to be approximately 800-1000 angstrom into the bulk of the material, corresponding to the formation of an n-type layer in this near-surface region.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||Surface Science|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Official Date:||May 1991|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-12|
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