Structural, optical, and electrical properties of silicon nanocrystals fabricated by high silicon content silicon-rich oxide and silicon dioxide bilayers

Keita Nomoto, Terry Chien-Jen Yang, Anna V. Ceguerra, Andrew Breen, Lingfeng Wu, Xuguang Jia, Tian Zhang, Binesh Puthen-Veettil, Ziyun Lin, Simon Ringer, Gavin Conibeer, Ivan Perez-Wurfl

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Intrinsic, boron (B)-doped, and phosphorus (P)-doped silicon nanocrystals (Si NCs) formed from an excess Si concentration of 40 at. % were investigated to study their structural, optical, and electrical properties. Atom probe tomography (APT) revealed that the size and arrangement of Si NCs were different in each sample. A strong blue shift in photoluminescence spectra for the intrinsic and B-doped Si NCs was correlated with the volume fraction of small Si NCs. The lower resistivity of the B-doped sample than the P-doped one was explained by the percolation of Si NCs through the film.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115001
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

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