Atomistic simulation of ion irradiation of semiconductor heterostructures

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


Recently the possibility to use ion beam mixing combined with suitable annealing has been suggested as a possible means to synthesize individual silicon quantum dots in a silica layer, with the possibility to function as single-electron transistors. For this to work, it is necessary to have a careful control of the ion beam mixing in Si/SiO2/Si heterostructures, as well as understand the nature of not only the composition, but also the chemical modification of the SiO2 layer by the mixing with Si. We describe here a procedure to synthesize Si/SiO2/Si heterostructures in molecular dynamics, with an energy minimization scheme to create strong and stable interfaces. The created heterostructures are irradiated at energies and fluences matching corresponding experiments. The results show a considerable degree of interface mixing, as expected. They also show some densification of the silica layer due to recoil implantation, and formation of a considerable number of coordination defects. Due to the strong covalent bonding in silicon and silica, the densification is not fully elastically relaxed even in the presence of a nearby surface.
LehtiNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
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TilaJulkaistu - 18 lokak. 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaIBMM2016 - Wellington, Uusi-Seelanti
Kesto: 30 lokak. 20164 marrask. 2016
Konferenssinumero: 20


Host publication title: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials (IBMM 2016)
Proceeding volume: 409


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