We have investigated the effects of hydrogen implantation temperature on the ion-cut process of InP by examining the correlation between surface blistering and the ion induced damage, hydrogen distribution, and strain. Using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, elastic recoil detection, and x-ray diffraction, it was found that both the point defects induced by the hydrogen implantation and the in-plane compressive stress were necessary for hydrogen trapping and H-platelet nucleation and growth. The control of implantation temperature is crucial for creating sufficient defects and strain to induce surface blistering or layer exfoliation.
American Institute of Physics
19 May 2008
Volume: 92 Issue: 20 Pages: 202107
Applied Physics Letters