Dopant-dependence of one-step metal-induced dopant activation process in silicon

Jin Hong Park, Woo Shik Jung, Hyun-Yong Yu

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We investigate dopant-dependence of low temperature dopant activation technique in α-Si featuring one-step metal-induced crystallization (MIC) to decrease resistivity of p and n Si films by forming Ni xSi y. Ni not only crystallizes p-type α-Si film but also facilitates activation of boron atoms in the α-Si during the crystallization at 500°C. However, phosphorus atoms are poorly activated because of the suppressed Ni-MIC rate in n-type α-Si. Finally, p/n and n/p junction diodes are demonstrated on single crystalline Si substrates by the low temperature dopant activation technique promising for high performance TFTs as well as transistors with an elevated S/D.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-997
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Crystallization
  • MIDA
  • One-step MIC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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