Determination of the erosion rate in the transient region of an ultralow energy secondary ion mass spectrometry profile using medium energy ion scattering

C. F. McConville, S. H. Al-Harthi, M. G. Dowsett, F. S. Gard, T. J. Ormsby, B. Guzman, T. C Q Noakes, P. Bailey

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An application of MEIS was used to demonstrate an accurate measurement of the dose dependent sputter yield of silicon during the surface transient regime of a SIMS profile. It was demonstrated how these data can be used for profile correction in the increasingly important top few nanometers of an ultrashallow implant profile and achieve quantitative agreement with other measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1690-1698
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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