Diffusion of Fe in InP via the kick-out mechanism


Journal Article

The diffusion of iron in indium phosphide is found to proceed via the kick-out diffusion mechanism. A Fe diffusion profile in InP available from the literature is simulated using the complete set of three partial differential equations for the kick-out mechanism. A value for the contribution of indium self-interstitials to the self-diffusion coefficient of InP is extracted and found to be much smaller than the known self-diffusion coefficient determined from indium tracer diffusion measurements. Possible reasons for the observed difference are discussed. Furthermore, an analogy of diffusion in InP to diffusion in GaAs is suggested.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zimmermann, H; Gösele, U; Tan, TY

Published Date

  • December 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 77

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.108832

Citation Source

  • Scopus