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Title: Deep traps in n-type GaN epilayers grown by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy

In this study, we present the results of investigations on Schottky Au-GaN diodes by means of conventional DLTS and Laplace DLTS methods within the temperature range of 77 K–350 K. Undoped GaN layers were grown using the plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy technique on commercial GaN/sapphire templates. The quality of the epilayers was studied by micro-Raman spectroscopy (μ-RS) which proved the hexagonal phase and good crystallinity of GaN epilayers as well as a slight strain. The photoluminescence spectrum confirmed a high crystal quality by intense excitonic emission but it also exhibited a blue emission band of low intensity. DLTS signal spectra revealed the presence of four majority traps: two high-temperature and two low-temperature peaks. Using the Laplace DLTS method and Arrhenius plots, the apparent activation energy and capture cross sections were obtained. For two high-temperature majority traps, they were equal to E{sub 1} = 0.65 eV, σ{sub 1} = 8.2 × 10{sup −16} cm{sup 2} and E{sub 2} = 0.58 eV, σ{sub 2} = 2.6 × 10{sup −15} cm{sup 2} whereas for the two low-temperature majority traps they were equal to E{sub 3} = 0.18 eV, σ{sub 3} = 9.7 × 10{sup −18} cm{sup 2} and E{sub 4} = 0.13 eV, σ{sub 4} = 9.2 × 10{sup −18} cm{sup 2}. The possible origin of the traps is discussed and the results are comparedmore » with data reported elsewhere.« less
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland)
  2. Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22271260
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ACTIVATION ENERGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CRYSTALS; DEEP LEVEL TRANSIENT SPECTROSCOPY; EMISSION SPECTRA; GALLIUM NITRIDES; LAYERS; MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY; N-TYPE CONDUCTORS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; PLASMA; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SAPPHIRE; STRAINS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRAPS