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Abstract The thermal evolution of monoclinic SiAs precipitates at 1050° C in silicon samples implanted with 1 and 1.5×1017 As/cm2 was followed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and secondary neutral mass spectrometry (SNMS). These experiments show, for the first time, the coexistence of two different states of As in silicon, i.e., the electrically active and the inactive mobile dopant, in equilibrium with monoclinic SiAs precipitates. Moreover, they provide, for the saturation concentration of As in silicon, which includes both these states, a value of 3×1021 cm−3 at 1050° C.
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