We propose a new strategy for in-situ observation of dopant activation process using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) technology. Two factor techniques are established within our original STM system combined with liquid-metal-ion-source ion-gun (LMIS-IG/STM): (1) in-situ real-time observation of Si(001)-2×1 surface modified with dopant ions, and (2) in-situ hydrogen passivation of Si(001)-2×1 surface. Sequential STM images of the surface morphological changes are successfully obtained with keeping the original observation area. The hydrogenated Si(001)-2×1 surface is stable enough even under the degraded vacuum conditions which are unavoidable in ion irradiation processes.
|ジャーナル||Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2012 6 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics