We have investigated the effect of laser annealing on the recrystallization of the preamorphized layer during the formation of ultrashallow p+/n junctions. The results from channeling Rutherford backscattering spectrometry clearly indicate that the preamorphized layer has been completely annealed with a single-pulse laser irradiation at 0.5 J/cm2. These data are further verified by high-resolution cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. It is proposed that the preamorphized layer has recrystallized to a single-crystalline structure via liquid-phase epitaxy. No observable extended defects are present in the recrystallized region after laser annealing.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)