Previously, it was shown that superlattices implanted with Si at 77K, exhibited more extensive damage and uniform compositional mixing upon subsequent annealing than samples implanted at room temperature.[l,2] The current work focuses on the damage in samples implanted with Si at 77K. The study shows that for a given dose, the amount of damage depends upon the layer thickness and the composition. Specimens of bulk GaAs, Al 3Ga. 7As, 7.5 nm GaAs -10 nm Al. 3Ga. 7As superlattice (SL1), 5.5 nm GaAs −3.5 nm AlAs superlattice (SL2), and 8.0 nm GaAs −8.0 nm AlAs superlat-tice (SL3) were implanted at 77K with 100 KeV Si, with doses ranging from 3 × 1013 cm−2 to 1 × 1015 cm−2. The samples were examined by ion channelling and cross sectional transmission electron microscopy (TEM). At 77K and a dose of 1 × 1014 cm−2, the GaAs and SLi showed an amorphous layer, while no damage peak was observed in SL2. The 77K amorphization thresholds of the Al 3Ga. 7As alloy, SL2, and SL3 were 2.5 × 1014 cm−2, 4 × 1014 cm−2, and 1 × 1015 cm−2 respectively. The sharpness of the amorphization threshold varied with the material.