Properties of the nitrogen acceptor in Zn1-xMgxSe alloys with varying Mg concentration

C. Morhain*, D. Seghier, B. Vögele, C. O'Donnell, K. A. Prior, B. C. Cavenett, H. P. Gislason

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The nitrogen acceptor in zinc-blende Zn1-xMgxSe alloys has been investigated using optical as well as DLTS spectroscopy. It is found that Mg incorporation in ZnSe:N leads to the formation of an AX-centre, consisting of a shallow quasi-effective-mass state and a deeper strongly relaxed stable state. The activation energies of these two levels were determined as well as the influence of the local surroundings of the impurity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-486
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2000
EventThe 9th International Conference on II-VI Compounds - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: 1 Nov 19995 Nov 1999

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Funding Information:
We are grateful for the continued support of EPSRC and C.M. wishes to acknowledge the support of a Marie Curie TMR Fellowship. D.S. and H.P.G. acknowledge funding from the Icelandic Research Council and the University of Iceland Research Fund.


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