We report p-type conductivity in nominally undoped GaAs1-xBix epilayers for a wide range of Bi-concentrations (0.6% <= x <= 10.6%). The counterintuitive increase of the conductivity with increasing x is paralleled by an increase in the density of free holes by more than three orders of magnitude in the investigated Bi-concentration range. The p-type conductivity results from holes thermally excited from Bi-induced acceptor levels lying at 26.8 meV above the valence band edge of GaAs1-xBix with concentration up to 2.4 x 10(17) cm(-3) at x = 10.6%. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3690901]

Bi-induced p-type conductivity in nominally undoped Ga(AsBi) / Pettinari, Giorgio; A., Patane; Polimeni, Antonio; Capizzi, Mario; Xianfeng, Lu; T., Tiedje. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0003-6951. - STAMPA. - 100:9(2012), pp. 092109-1-092109-4. [10.1063/1.3690901]

Bi-induced p-type conductivity in nominally undoped Ga(AsBi)

PETTINARI, GIORGIO;POLIMENI, Antonio;CAPIZZI, Mario;
2012

Abstract

We report p-type conductivity in nominally undoped GaAs1-xBix epilayers for a wide range of Bi-concentrations (0.6% <= x <= 10.6%). The counterintuitive increase of the conductivity with increasing x is paralleled by an increase in the density of free holes by more than three orders of magnitude in the investigated Bi-concentration range. The p-type conductivity results from holes thermally excited from Bi-induced acceptor levels lying at 26.8 meV above the valence band edge of GaAs1-xBix with concentration up to 2.4 x 10(17) cm(-3) at x = 10.6%. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3690901]
electrical conductivity; valence bands; impurity states; iii-v semiconductors; gallium compounds; semiconductor epitaxial layers
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Bi-induced p-type conductivity in nominally undoped Ga(AsBi) / Pettinari, Giorgio; A., Patane; Polimeni, Antonio; Capizzi, Mario; Xianfeng, Lu; T., Tiedje. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0003-6951. - STAMPA. - 100:9(2012), pp. 092109-1-092109-4. [10.1063/1.3690901]
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