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Buried oxide layer in silicon

United States Patent

April 24, 2001
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A process for forming Silicon-On-Insulator is described incorporating the steps of ion implantation of oxygen into a silicon substrate at elevated temperature, ion implanting oxygen at a temperature below C. at a lower dose to form an amorphous silicon layer, and annealing steps to form a mixture of defective single crystal silicon and polycrystalline silicon or polycrystalline silicon alone and then silicon oxide from the amorphous silicon layer to form a continuous silicon oxide layer below the surface of the silicon substrate to provide an isolated superficial layer of silicon. The invention overcomes the problem of buried isolated islands of silicon oxide forming a discontinuous buried oxide layer.
Sadana; Devendra Kumar (Pleasantville, NY), Holland; Orin Wayne (Lenoir, TN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
09/ 531,628
March 21, 2000
The government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract DE-AC05-84OR21400 between the Dept. of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.