Author Correction: A doping-less junction-formation mechanism between n-silicon and an atomically thin boron layer (Scientific Reports, (2017), 7, 1, (13247), 10.1038/s41598-017-13100-0)

Vahid Mohammadi*, Stoyan Nihtianov, Changming Fang

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Whilst the original version of this Article cited Mohammadi’s related thesis as reference 2, the relevant original literature covering the technological aspects were not. As a result, references 32 – 35 are omitted and are listed below. 32. Mok, K.R.C., Mohammadi, V., Nanver, L.K., de Boer, W.D., & Vlooswijk, A.H.G. Low-pressure chemical vapor deposition of PureB layers on silicon for p+n junction formation. In 12th International Workshop on Junction Technology, Shanghai, China, 113-116 https:// doi. org/ 10. 1109/ IWJT. 2012. 62128 22, 113-116 (2012). 33. Nanver, L.K. et al. Pure dopant deposition of B and Ga for ultra-shallow junctions in Si-based devices. ECS Trans. 49, 25 (2012). 34. Mohammadi, V. et al. VUV/low-energy-electron Si photodiodes with post-metal 400 °C PureB deposition. IEEE Electron. Device Lett. 34, 1545 (2013) DOI:https:// doi. org/ 10. 1109/ LED. 2013. 22872 21 (2013). 35. Nanver, L.K. et al. Robust UV/VUV/EUV PureB photodiode detector technology with high CMOS compatibility. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 306-316. DOI:https:// doi. org/ 10. 1109/ JSTQE. 2014. 23195 82i (2014). In addition, reference 36, which discusses an alternative junction formation mechanism, was omitted and is listed below. 36. Qi, L. and Nanver, L.K. Conductance along the interface formed by 400 °C pure boron deposition on silicon. IEEE Electron. Device Lett. 36, 15102. DOI:https:// doi. org/ 10. 1109/ LED. 2014. 23862 96 (2015). Consequently, the sentence in the Introduction, “It has been shown that a nanometer-thin boron amorphous layer can be created on the surface of crystalline silicon through a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process in the temperature range from 700 °C to 400 °C2.” should read: “It has been shown that a nanometer-thin boron amorphous layer can be created on the surface of crystalline silicon through a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process in the temperature range from 700 °C to 400 °C2,32–36.” And the text, “The as-formed rectifying junction exhibits excellent electrical and optical characteristics2 without doping the silicon.” should read: “The as-formed rectifying junction exhibits excellent electrical and optical characteristics2,36 without doping the silicon.” Finally, in the Methods section, under the subheading “Boron deposition on silicon”, the sentence “For the formation of the B-Si junction, some ex-situ and in-situ processing steps are necessary. The ex-situ steps involve removing oxides and contaminants at the Si surface and effectively passivating the surface 2.” should read: “For the formation of the B-Si junction, some ex-situ and in-situ processing steps are necessary. The ex-situ steps involve removing oxides and contaminants at the Si surface and effectively passivating the surface2,32– 35.”

Original languageEnglish
Article number20579
JournalScientific Reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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