Patent Number: 6,251,757

Title: Formation of highly activated shallow abrupt junction by thermal budget engineering

Abstract: In a method for fabricating a highly activated shallow abrupt doped junction in a semiconductor substrate, a first dopant is implanted into a predetermined surface of the semiconductor substrate to form a preamorphization junction having a first predetermined depth from the predetermined surface of the semiconductor substrate. Furthermore, a second dopant is implanted into the preamorphization junction with a dopant profile along a depth of the semiconductor substrate from the predetermined surface of the semiconductor substrate. A peak of the dopant profile is located at a fraction of the first predetermined depth of the preamorphization junction. A silicidation RTA (Rapid Thermal Anneal) is performed to form silicide on the semiconductor substrate. The silicidation RTA (Rapid Thermal Anneal) recrystallizes the preamorphization junction from the first predetermined depth of the preamorphization junction up to an unrecrystallized depth of the preamorphization junction. The unrecrystallized depth of the preamorphization junction does not reach up to the peak of the dopant profile. An additional RTA (Rapid Thermal Anneal) is performed to recrystallize the preamorphization junction from the unrecrystallized depth of the preamorphization junction substantially up to the predetermined surface of the semiconductor substrate. The highly activated shallow abrupt doped junction is formed by activation of a substantial portion of the second dopant in the preamorphization junction during the additional RTA (Rapid Thermal Anneal).

Inventors: Yu; Bin (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

International Classification: H01L 21/336 (20060101); H01L 21/324 (20060101); H01L 21/265 (20060101); H01L 21/02 (20060101); H01L 021/425 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018