We investigated the diffusion of boron (B) by the irradiation with cw CO2 laser light. The enhanced diffusion of B was observed by irradiating with the laser light during annealing in Ar/O2 ambient. We found that irradiation with laser light had the effect of enhancement on the growth of the oxide layer. The possible mechanism is that the excess self-interstitials injected by oxidation at the laser-irradiated point enhance the diffusion of B.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry