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Measuring dopant concentrations in compensated p-type crystalline silicon via iron-acceptor pairing

Macdonald, D.; Cuevas, A.; Geerligs, L. J.


We present a method for measuring the concentrations of ionized acceptors and donors in compensated p-type silicon at room temperature.Carrier lifetimemeasurements on silicon wafers that contain minute traces of iron allow the iron-acceptor pair formation rate to be determined, which in turn allows the acceptor concentration to be calculated. Coupled with an independent measurement of the resistivity and a mobility model that accounts for majority and minority impurity scatterings of charge...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-05-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.2936840


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