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Title: A photoluminescence study of excitonic grade CuInSe{sub 2} single crystals irradiated with 6 MeV electrons

High-quality single crystals of CuInSe{sub 2} with near-stoichiometric elemental compositions were irradiated with 6 MeV electrons, at doses from 10{sup 15} to 3 × 10{sup 18 }cm{sup −2}, and studied using photoluminescence (PL) at temperatures from 4.2 to 300 K. Before irradiation, the photoluminescence spectra reveal a number of sharp and well resolved lines associated with free- and bound-excitons. The spectra also show broader bands relating to free-to-bound transitions and their phonon replicas in the lower energy region below 1.0 eV. The irradiation with 6 MeV electrons reduces the intensity of the free- and the majority of the bound-exciton peaks. Such a reduction can be seen for doses above 10{sup 16 }cm{sup −2}. The irradiation induces new PL lines at 1.0215 eV and 0.9909 eV and also enhances the intensity of the lines at 1.0325 and 1.0102 eV present in the photoluminescence spectra before the irradiation. Two broad bands at 0.902 and 0.972 eV, respectively, are tentatively associated with two acceptor-type defects: namely, interstitial selenium (Se{sub i}) and copper on indium site (Cu{sub In}). After irradiation, these become more intense suggesting an increase in the concentration of these defects due to irradiation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, SUPA, Strathclyde University, G4 0NG Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. Scientific-Practical Material Research Centre of National Academy of Science of Belarus, 220072 Minsk (Belarus)
  4. Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492838
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COPPER; DOSES; ELECTRONS; EV RANGE 01-10; EXCITONS; INDIUM; IRRADIATION; MEV RANGE 01-10; MONOCRYSTALS; PHONONS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SELENIUM; SPECTRA; STOICHIOMETRY