This paper aims to clarify the effect of carbon concentration on carrier lifetime in as-grown n-type and non-doped silicon crystals produced via the Czochralski (CZ) method. We grew n-type and non-doped silicon single crystals with 3-in. diameters along with different carbon and phosphorous contents. The resistivity, concentrations of oxygen and carbon, and lifetime were measured using four-point measurements, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and the eddy current method, respectively. The oxygen concentrations of the crystals were 6–8 × 1017 atoms/cm3, and the bulk lifetimes ranged from 10 to 20 ms. The carrier lifetime of CZ silicon crystals depended on dopant concentration but had no significant dependence on carbon concentration.
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