RANGE OF ENERGETIC Xe125 IONS IN MONOCRYSTALLINE SILICON Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • An electrochemical "peeling" technique for dissolving thin (40–600 Å) uniform layers from the surface of a silicon crystal has been developed and calibrated. Using this technique, range distributions of 5–80 kev Xe125 ions in monocrystal-line silicon have been measured as a function of the crystallographic direction. The ranges were found to depend strongly on the initial direction of ion motion, with the observed order being:[Formula: see text]These results for a diamond-type lattice are in qualitative agreement with the recent computer studies of Robinson and Oen (1963). Even for the least penetrating directions, the observed range is about three times the value expected in the absence of crystal lattice effects. At ion bombardments exceeding 1012 Xe+/cm2, the observed penetration decreased significantly; this sensitivity to rather low levels of ion bombardment suggests that bombardment induces a change in crystal structure.

publication date

  • June 1, 1964