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A method for irradiating semiconductor material is provided which includes selecting a region of a semiconductor layer surface, irradiating the region with an excimer laser which has a beam spot size, and adjusting the beam spot size to match the selected region size. Further, an apparatus for irradiating semiconductor material is provided. The apparatus includes an excimer laser for irradiating a selected region of a semiconductor layer surface, the laser has a laser beam spot size, and a system for adjusting the laser beam spot size to match the selected region size.


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Excico Inc. and University College Cork | Date: 2014-01-30

The invention provides a method of forming at least one Metal Germanide contact on a substrate for providing a semiconducting device (


An apparatus for irradiating semiconductor material is disclosed having, a laser generating a primary laser beam, an optical system and a means for shaping the primary laser beam, comprising a plurality of apertures for shaping the primary laser beam into a plurality of secondary laser beams. Wherein the shape and/or size of the individual apertures corresponds to that of a common region of a semiconductor material layer to be irradiated. The optical system is adapted for superposing the secondary laser beams to irradiate said common region. Further, the use of such an apparatus in semiconductor device manufacturing is disclosed.


A method for making a semiconductor device including the steps of exposing a semiconductor substrate to a process step or sequence of process steps of which at least one process performance parameter is determined in a region of the semiconductor substrate, and irradiating the region with a laser having laser irradiation parameters; wherein the irradiation parameters are determined based on the at least one process performance parameter.


Fisicaro G.,CNR Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems | Huet K.,Excico Inc. | Negru R.,Excico Inc. | Hackenberg M.,Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology | And 4 more authors.
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2013

Anomalous impurity redistribution after a laser irradiation process in group-IV elements has been reported in numerous papers. In this Letter, we correlate this still unexplained behavior with the peculiar bonding character of the liquid state of group-IV semiconductors. Analyzing the B-Si system in a wide range of experimental conditions we demonstrate that this phenomenon derives from the non-Fickian diffusion transport of B in l-Si. The proposed diffusion model relies on the balance between two impurity states in different bonding configurations: one migrating at higher diffusivity than the other. This microscopic mechanism explains the anomalous B segregation, whereas accurate comparisons between experimental chemical profiles and simulation results validate the model. © 2013 American Physical Society. Source

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