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We demonstrate an abrupt and box-shaped n+/p junction in Ge with a high level of activation of n-type-dopant phosphorus (P) using in situ doping during epitaxial growth. The temperature dependence of dopant activation was investigated associated with the shallower and abrupt junction formation. In addition, we have fabricated high-performance Ge n+/p-junction diodes at 400degC-600degC, based on the in situ doping technique. Excellent diode characteristics having a 1.1 times 104 on/off ratio and a high forward current density (120 A/cm2 at 1 V) are obtained in an n+/p diode at 600-C in situ doping.
Date of Publication: Sept. 2009