Carrier removal rates and deep traps in neutron irradiated n-GaN films

In Hwan Lee, A. Y. Polyakov, N. B. Smirnov, A. V. Govorkov, E. A. Kozhukhova, N. G. Kolin, V. M. Boiko, A. V. Korulin, S. J. Pearton

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Carrier removal rates and deep trap spectra were measured in neutron irradiated n-GaN samples grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE, and epitaxial lateral overgrowth (ELOG). The carrier removal rates were found to significantly increase with donor doping and to decrease in the sequence MOCVD/ ELOG/ HVPE. The most prominent traps created by irradiation were quasi-hole traps with energy 0.6-0.7 eV and electron traps with energy 0.45 eV. The former were associated with disordered regions in GaN and determine the carrier removal rate in undoped films. The latter were attributed to radiation defect complexes with shallow donors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)H866-H871
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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