Ion-beam formation of light-emitting structures based on silicon nitride layers on silicon

  • D. Murzalinov
  • L. Vlasukova
  • I. Parkhomenko
  • F. Komarov
  • A. Akilbekov


The paper shows the advantage of silicon nitride for use as a light-emitting element in integrated circuits. Alongwith this, the chosen methods for obtaining the studied samples enable us to determine all possible causesresponsible for radiative recombination. The effect of irradiation with Xe+ ions of 200 MeV in the dose range109 – 1014 ions/cm2 on the optical properties and the structure of silicon enriched silicon nitride (SRN) filmsdeposited on the Si substrate by chemical vapor deposition under low pressure was studied. Based on the Ramanscattering (RS) data, it was concluded that the irradiation by 200 MeV Xe ions with a dose of 1×1014 ions/cm2leads to the dissolution of the amorphous Si phase in the nitride matrix. According to the results of transmissionelectron microscopy, preliminary irradiation with swift heavy ions (SHI) enhances the phase separation processin the nitride layer with a 22% excess of Si during the subsequent annealing at 1100°C for 60 minutes. The SHIirradiation, followed by the heat treatment, leads to a further increase in the intensity of the photoluminescence(PL) in the spectral range 600–750 nm compared with that in case of annealed films without preliminaryirradiation. It is known that radiation in this spectral range is due to Si nanocrystals (Si NCs).
How to Cite
MURZALINOV, D. et al. Ion-beam formation of light-emitting structures based on silicon nitride layers on silicon. Physical Sciences and Technology, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 29-36, jan. 2019. ISSN 2409-6121. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2019.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology