Characterization of near surface region of plasma immersion ion-implanted silicon using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopic ellipsometry

Essam Ramadan Shaaban, T. Lohner, I. Pintér, P. Petrik, N. Q. Khánh, Z. E. Horváth, J. Gyulai

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Plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) exploits the basic advantages of ion implantation using the simplest equipment, direct extraction of ions from a plasma and implantation into a surface. In the present study comparative investigations were performed using high-depth-resolution Rutherford backscattering, cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopic ellipsometry to analyze the composition of the topmost layer and to investigate structural modification caused by PIII in single crystalline silicon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
Issue number1-2 SPEC.
Publication statusPublished - May 9 2003



  • Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy
  • Ion beam analysis
  • Plasma immersion ion implantation
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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