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4H-SiC defects evolution after thermal processes has been evaluated. Different annealing temperatures have been used to decrease the defect density of epitaxial layer (as stacking faults) and recover the damage occurred after ion implantation. The propagation of defects has been detected by Photoluminescence tool and monitored during the thermal processes. The results show that implants do not affect the surface roughness and how a preliminary annealing process, before ion implantation step, can be useful in order to reduce the SFs density. It shown the effect of tuned thermal process. A kind of defect, generated by implant and subsequent annealing, can be removed by an appropriate thermal budget, while others can increase. A fine tuning of thermal process parameters, temperature and timing, is useful to recover the crystallographic quality of the epilayer and increase the yield of the power device.
Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2017

Nicolò Piluso, Maria Ausilia di Stefano, Simona Lorenti, Francesco La Via

Biblio References: 
Volume: 897 Pages: 181-184
Materials Science Forum