LTPL Investigation of N-Ga and N-Al Donor-Acceptor Pair Spectra in 3C-SiC Layers Grown by VLS on 6H-SiC Substrates
Ga-doped 3C-SiC layers have been grown on on-axis 6H-SiC (0001) substrates by the VLS technique and investigated by low temperature photoluminescence (LTPL) measurements. On these Ga-doped samples, all experimental spectra collected at 5K were found dominated by strong N-Ga donor-acceptor pair (DAP) transitions and phonon replicas. As expected, the N-Ga DAP zero-phonon line (ZPL) was located at lower energy (~ 86 meV) below the N-Al one. Fitting the transition energies for the N-Al close DAP lines gave 251 meV for the Al acceptor binding energy in 3C-SiC and, by comparison, 337 meV for the Ga acceptor one.
Anton J. Bauer, Peter Friedrichs, Michael Krieger, Gerhard Pensl, Roland Rupp and Thomas Seyller
J. W. Sun et al., "LTPL Investigation of N-Ga and N-Al Donor-Acceptor Pair Spectra in 3C-SiC Layers Grown by VLS on 6H-SiC Substrates", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 645-648, pp. 415-418, 2010