On the Correlation of the Structural Perfection and Nonequilibrium Carrier Parameters in 3C SiC Heterostructures
Photoelectric properties of 3C sublimation-grown epitaxial layers with different structural quality were studied by using time-resolved picosecond transient grating and free carrier absorption techniques. The layer quality was described by a parameter LTW which gives the total length of twin boundaries in a layer. Optical measurements of diffusion coefficients and carrier lifetimes in wide excess carrier density (N >1018 cm-3) and temperature range (10 K to 300 K) revealed the twin defect density dependent ambipolar mobility value at RT as well as essentially different temperature dependences of mobility of the layers. The larger value of absorption cross section in more defective layer at 1064 nm wavelength pointed out to contribution of defect-assisted absorption, which gradually vanished after the filling defect states by free carriers.
Anton J. Bauer, Peter Friedrichs, Michael Krieger, Gerhard Pensl, Roland Rupp and Thomas Seyller
A. Kadys et al., "On the Correlation of the Structural Perfection and Nonequilibrium Carrier Parameters in 3C SiC Heterostructures", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 645-648, pp. 219-222, 2010