Growth and transport properties of p-type GaNBi alloys

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Author(s)

  • Alejandro X. Levander
  • Sergei V. Novikov
  • Zuzanna Liliental-Weber
  • Roberto Dos Reis
  • Jonathan D. Denlinger
  • Junqiao Wu
  • Oscar D. Dubon
  • C. T. Foxon
  • Wladek Walukiewicz

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2887-2894
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Research
Volume26
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Thin films of GaNBi alloys with up to 12.5 at.% Bi were grown on sapphire using low-temperature molecular beam epitaxy. The low growth temperature and incorporation of Bi resulted in a morphology of nanocrystallites embedded in an amorphous matrix. The composition and optical absorption shift were found to depend strongly on the III:V ratio controlled by the Ga flux during growth. Increasing the incorporation of Bi resulted in an increase in conductivity of almost five orders of magnitude to 144 Ω-cm-1. Holes were determined to be the majority charge carriers indicating that the conductivity most likely results from a GaNBi-related phase. Soft x-ray emission and x-ray absorption spectroscopies were used to probe the modification of the nitrogen partial density of states due to Bi. The valence band edge was found to shift abruptly to the midgap position of GaN, whereas the conduction band edge shifted more gradually. © Copyright Materials Research Society 2011.

Research Area(s)

  • Bi, Nitride, Semiconducting

Citation Format(s)

Growth and transport properties of p-type GaNBi alloys. / Levander, Alejandro X.; Novikov, Sergei V.; Liliental-Weber, Zuzanna; Dos Reis, Roberto; Denlinger, Jonathan D.; Wu, Junqiao; Dubon, Oscar D.; Foxon, C. T.; Yu, Kin M.; Walukiewicz, Wladek.

In: Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 26, No. 23, 14.12.2011, p. 2887-2894.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal