Atomistic Simulations of Effect of Coulombic Interactions on Carrier Fluctuations in Doped Silicon


Carrier distributions associated with point charges in silicon solved with quantum perturbation theory are used to determine Coulombic interactions between charged defects in the presence of carrier screening. The resulting interactions are used in kinetic lattice Monte Carlo (KLMC) simulations of point defect-mediated diffusion to study dopant redistribution and associated variations in carrier concentration. Over a broad range of doping concentrations and temperatures, Coulombic repulsion between like dopants leads to ordering, resulting in a more uniform electrical potential distribution and therefore reduced variations in device performance compared with random doping, the standard condition assumed in previous doping fluctuation analyses.

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Qin, Z., Dunham, S.T. Atomistic Simulations of Effect of Coulombic Interactions on Carrier Fluctuations in Doped Silicon. MRS Online Proceedings Library 765, 57 (2002).

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