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An effective doping technology for the precise control of P atom injection and activation into a semiconductor substrate is presented. Polystyrene polymers with a narrow molecular weight distribution and end-terminated with a P containing moiety are used to build up a phosphorus δ-layer to be used as the dopant source. P atoms are efficiently injected into the Si substrate by high temperature (900–1250 °C) thermal treatments. Temperature dependent (100–300 K) resistivity and Hall measurements in the van der Pauw configuration demonstrate high activation rates (ηa > 80%) of injected P atoms. This bottom-up approach holds promise for the development of a mild technology for efficient doping of semiconductors.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2020

Michele Perego, Francesco Caruso, Gabriele Seguini, Elisa Arduca, Roberto Mantovan, Katia Sparnacci, Michele Laus

Biblio References: 
Volume: 8 Issue: 30 Pages: 10229-10237
Journal of Materials Chemistry C