Silicon and Oxygen in High-Al-Content AlGaN: Incorporation Kinetics and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study
The high-Al-content AlxGa1-xN alloys, x>0.70, and AlN is the fundamental wide-band-gap material system associated with the technology development of solid-state LEDs operating at the short wavelengths in the deep-UV (λ < 280 nm). Yet, their properties are insufficiently understood. The present study is intended to bring elucidation on the long-time debated and much speculated Si transition from shallow donor in GaN to a localized deep DX defect in AlxGa1-xN alloys with increasing Al content. For that purpose electron paramagnetic resonance is performed on a particular selection of high-Al-content epitaxial layers of Al0.77Ga0.23N, alternatively Al0.72Ga0.28N, alloy composition.
A. Kakanakova-Georgieva et al., "Silicon and Oxygen in High-Al-Content AlGaN: Incorporation Kinetics and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 205-206, pp. 441-445, 2014