Comparative study of electronically controlled motion of hydrogen around carbon and platinum atoms in silicon

Yoichi Kamiura, Namula Bao, Kimihiro Sato, Kazuhisa Fukuda, Yasuyuki Iwagami, Yoshifumi Yamashita, Takeshi Ishiyama

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We have studied the local motion of hydrogen in the neighborhood of carbon and platinum impurities by observing the stress-induced reorientation and subsequent recovery of two H-related (H-C and Pt-H2) complexes in Si, using deep-level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) under uniaxial compressive stress. We notice two interesting differences in hydrogen motion around carbon and platinum atoms. The first one is a difference in the temperature where stress-induced reorientation occurs. That of the H-C complex occurs at high temperatures above 250 K, while it occurs at low temperatures around 80 K for the Pt-H2 complex. The second difference is the effect of charge state of the complexes on their stress-induced reorientation and subsequent recovery. It occurs preferentially when an electron occupies the level of the H-C complex, but the Pt-H2 complex has the reverse effect of level occupancy. These differences are discussed from viewpoint of different atomic configurations and electronic states of two H-related complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventHydrogen in Semiconductors - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2004Apr 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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