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We report on the successful post-implantation annealing of 4H-SiC samples that were implanted at elevated temperature with high-dose Al implants. Anneals at temperatures up to 1700 °C were conducted in a silane ambient at a process pressure of 150 Torr using a cold wall CVD reactor. A series of 30 min anneals were performed in 3% silane premixed in 97% UHP argon (Ar), which was further diluted in a 6 slm Ar carrier gas. The surface morphology of the samples was studied via plan-view secondary electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The resulting surface morphology showed no evidence of step bunching or any other surface degradation. We also report the electrical characterization of Al+ implanted p+/n 4H-SiC diodes realized on samples that were annealed at 1600 °C. The current–voltage characteristics of the p+/n diodes and the resistivity of the implanted layer were …
Publication date: 
15 Mar 2006

S Rao, F Bergamini, R Nipoti, SE Saddow

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Volume: 252 Issue: 10 Pages: 3837-3842
Applied surface science