Evidence for Two Mg Related Acceptors in GaN

Bo Monemar, P. P. Paskov, G. Pozina, C. Hemmingsson, J. P. Bergman, T. Kawashima, H. Amano, I. Akasaki, T. Paskova, S. Figge, D. Hommel, A. Usui

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The optical signatures of Mg-related acceptors in GaN have been revisited in samples specifically grown on bulk GaN templates, to avoid strain broadening of the optical spectra. Bound-exciton spectra can be studied in these samples for Mg concentrations up to [Mg]approximate to 2x10(19) cm(-3). Contrary to previous work it is found that instabilities in the photoluminescence spectra are not due to unstable shallow donors, but to unstable Mg-related acceptors. Our data show that there are two Mg-related acceptors simultaneously present: the regular (stable) substitutional Mg acceptor, and a complex acceptor which is unstable in p-GaN.
Original languageEnglish
Article number235501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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