MRS Proc. 2000 DOI: 10.1557/proc-610-b11.6 View full text
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Alain Claverie, Filadelfo Cristiano, Benjamin Colombeau, Nicholas Cowern

Abstract: AbstractIn this paper, we discuss the mechanisms by which small clusters evolve through “magic” sizes into {113} defects and then, at sufficiently high dose levels, transform into dislocation loops of two types. This ripening process is mediated by the interchange of free Si(int)s between different extended defects, leading to a decrease of their formation energy. The calculation of the supersaturation of free Si-interstitials in dynamical equilibrium with these defects shows a hierarchy of levels of nonequili…

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