Emission properties of Ga2O3 nano-flakes: effect of excitation density
2017 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 7, 42132Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the quest of developing high performance electronic and optical devices and more cost effective fabrication processes of monoclinic beta-Ga2O3, new growth techniques and fundamental electronic and optical properties of defects have to be explored. By heating of dissolved metallic Ga in HCl in a NH3 and N-2 atmosphere, nano-flake films of monoclinic beta-phase Ga2O3 were grown as confirmed by XRD. From optical measurements, we observe two strong emissions. A red band peaking at similar to 2.0 eV and a UV band at similar to 3.8 eV. The band at similar to 2.0 eV is attributed to donor-acceptor pair recombination where the donor and acceptor level is suggested to be related to VO and nitrogen, respectively. By studying the dependence of the intensity of the UV band at 3.8 eV versus excitation density, a model is suggested. In the model, it is assumed that local potential fluctuations forming minima (maxima), where the carriers would be localized with a summarized band offset for conduction and valence band of 1 eV. The origin of the fluctuations is tentatively suggested to be related to micro-inclusions of different phases in the film.
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NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP , 2017. Vol. 7, 42132
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134979DOI: 10.1038/srep42132ISI: 000393555000001PubMedID: 28176841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134979DiVA: diva2:1078841
Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council (VR); Swedish Energy Agency; Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials (AFM); Carl Triggers foundation; Angpanneforeningen; Russian Science Foundation [16-12-10503]; FP7 IRSES HyMeCav; FP7 ITN NOTEDEV2017-03-062017-03-062017-03-26