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Donor-like Deep Level Defects in GaN Characterized by Double-correlation Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy

  • Mo Ahoujja (a1), M Hogsed (a2), Y. K. Yeo (a3) and R. L. Hengehold (a4)


Si doped GaN grown by molecular beam epitaxy on sapphire substrates were characterized by capacitance transient spectroscopy. Conventional deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) measurements displayed six deep level defects, labeled A1, A, B, C1, C, and D, with activation energy ranging from 0.20 to 0.82 eV below the conduction band. Based on the logarithmic dependence of the DLTS spectral peaks on the filling pulse width, it is deduced that the defects A, B, C, and D are concentrated in the vicinity of line dislocations. Double-correlation DLTS (DDLTS) measurements, on the other hand, showed that only defects A (0.82 eV) and D (0.22 eV) exhibited deep donor-like characteristics. Following a 1.0 MeV electron irradiation of the GaN sample, one radiation-induced peak, E, with activation energy less than 0.20 eV was observed in the DLTS spectrum. However, after annealing at 350 °C, this DLTS peak intensity was found to diminish significantly.



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Donor-like Deep Level Defects in GaN Characterized by Double-correlation Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy

  • Mo Ahoujja (a1), M Hogsed (a2), Y. K. Yeo (a3) and R. L. Hengehold (a4)


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