We report on the properties of p-type delta-doped layers prepared in molecular beam epitaxy-Si by growth interruption and evaporation of elemental B. Secondary-ion mass spectrometry measurements at several primary ion energies have been used to show that the full width at half maximum is ~2 nm. Hall measurements confirm that the layers are completely activated at 300 K with a mobility of 30±5 cm2/V s for a carrier density of (9±2)×1012 cm−2. At temperatures below 70 K nonmetallic behavior is observed which we have attributed to conduction between impurity states. It is concluded that the critical acceptor separation for the Mott metal-insulator transition in this system is significantly less than the value found in uniformly doped Si:B
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