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Electronic and vibrational properties of Mg- and O-related complexes in GaN

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Patrick Briddon


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We investigate from first principles the energetic and vibrational properties of various candidate structures for the 3125 cm-1 local vibrational mode in GaN, known to be related to hydrogen passivated magnesium atoms. The orientation of the electric dipole of this mode has recently been measured with respect to the wurtzite c-axis, giving a result seemingly inconsistent with current atomic models for this defect. We study the possibility that complexes of magnesium, native impurities and hydrogen could give rise to the experimental observations. Furthermore, we consider a possible candidate giving rise to a 0.88-eV line in a variety of electron-irradiated GaN samples. We find evidence that a deep donor level including substitutional oxygen must result from a complex impurity. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Author(s): Fall CJ, Jones R, Briddon PR, Oberg S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology

Year: 2001

Volume: 82

Issue: 1-3

Pages: 88-90

ISSN (print): 0921-5107

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Publisher: David Publishing Co


DOI: 10.1016/S0921-5107(00)00720-0


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