Mobility enhancement and yellow luminescence in Si-doped GaN grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition technique

In-Hwan Lee, In Hoon Choi, Cheul Ro Lee, Sung Jin Son, Jae Young Leem, Sam Kyu Noh

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Abstract

We have studied the Si-doping characteristics in GaN on (0 0·1) sapphire substrates. The films were grown by horizontal metalorganic chemical vapor deposition technique at 100 Torr. Prior to Si-doping, achievement of optimum growth conditions was preceded in order to insure doping controllability. For undoped film, background carrier concentration was as low as 4 x 10 17 cm -3 . 10 K-photoluminescence (PL) in undoped film was dominated by the luminescence from two sharp free-excitons and one bound-exciton. n-Type doping with SiH 4 was carried out and electron concentration of up to 2 x 10 19 cm -3 was achieved. As the electron concentration increased, the activation efficiency of Si donor also increased. In spite of the increased carrier concentration, Hall mobility in the doped films was increased by a factor of up to two (220 cm 2 /V s) compared to the undoped films. The mobility behavior is attributed to a transport mechanism involving defect band conduction and does not correlate with the line width of the X-ray rocking curve. In addition, as the doping concentration increased, yellow luminescence occurring at around 2.2 eV gradually dominated PL spectra at 10 K and room temperature. Our PL study suggests that gallium vacancy is responsible for the yellow luminescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-320
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume182
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

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Metallorganic chemical vapor deposition
metalorganic chemical vapor deposition
Luminescence
Doping (additives)
luminescence
augmentation
Photoluminescence
photoluminescence
Excitons
Carrier concentration
excitons
Hall mobility
Gallium
Electrons
Aluminum Oxide
controllability
Conduction bands
Controllability
Sapphire
Linewidth

Keywords

  • Gallium nitride
  • Hall mobility
  • Si-doping
  • Yellow luminescence

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Mobility enhancement and yellow luminescence in Si-doped GaN grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition technique. / Lee, In-Hwan; Choi, In Hoon; Lee, Cheul Ro; Son, Sung Jin; Leem, Jae Young; Noh, Sam Kyu.

In: Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 182, No. 3-4, 01.01.1997, p. 314-320.

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Lee, In-Hwan ; Choi, In Hoon ; Lee, Cheul Ro ; Son, Sung Jin ; Leem, Jae Young ; Noh, Sam Kyu. / Mobility enhancement and yellow luminescence in Si-doped GaN grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition technique. In: Journal of Crystal Growth. 1997 ; Vol. 182, No. 3-4. pp. 314-320.
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