The Extended Nature of Pointlike Defects in Silicon

  • G. F. Cerofolini
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 202)


The problem of the localized or extended nature of pointlike defects in silicon is considered. Evidence from different areas (solid solubility of substitutional impurities, mobility in Mott — Anderson Si:As metal, and supershallow levels in p-type silicon) suggests that each atomic perturbation of the crystal periodicity is associated with a cloud of displaced atoms involving about 103 lattice sites.


Solid Solubility Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry Impurity Band Substitutional Impurity Displace Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Cerofolini
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  1. 1.EniChemMilano MIItaly

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