In this paper results of a study of electron irradiation induced extended defect generation in doped silicon is presented. The irradiations are performed in-situ with 1 MeV electrons in a high voltage transmission electron microscope. Preferential generation of extended defects is observed in certain areas of the sample which can be correlated with well defined dopant concentration levels. The defect growth kinetics is studied as a function of the irradiation temperature and dose and the type and concentration of dopant.
After the first irradiation experiment some of the samples received a second electron irradiation, during which shrinkage and even complete annihilation of the previously generated defects can be observed. The observed results are interpreted on the base of point defect reactions.