Vacancy-type defects in Mg-implanted GaN were probed using monoenergetic positron beams. For the samples after annealing at 1300°C, the line shape parameter S and the positron lifetime increased under illumination with a 325-nm He-Cd laser. The observed increase in the trapping rate of positrons by vacancies was associated with the trapping of the excited electrons by the defects. Native defects in GaN grown on Si substrate were also studied. A similar illumination effect on the positron annihilation parameters was observed for GaN with the carbon concentration of 2×1016 cm−3. From the relationship between S and the photon energy, it was found that the transition of an electron from a carbon atom to the vacancies plays an important role in the charge shift of the vacancies under illumination.
Effect of illumination on positron states in wide bandgap semiconductors
Akira Uedono, Werner Egger, Christoph Hugenschmidt, Shoji Ishibashi; Effect of illumination on positron states in wide bandgap semiconductors. AIP Conf. Proc. 27 December 2019; 2182 (1): 050006. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5135849
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