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Free-charge carrier parameters of n-type, p-type and compensated InN:Mg determined by infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry
University of Nebraska, NE 68588 USA.
University of Nebraska, NE 68588 USA.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Chiba University, Japan.
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2014 (English)In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 571, 384-388 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry is applied to investigate the free-charge carrier properties of Mg-doped InN films. Two representative sets of In-polar InN grown by molecular beam epitaxy with Mg concentrations ranging from 1.2 x 10(17) cm(-3) to 8 x 10(20) cm(-3) are compared. P-type conductivity is indicated for the Mg concentration range of 1 x 10(18) cm(-3) to 9 x 10(19) cm(-3) from a systematic investigation of the longitudinal optical phonon plasmon broadening and the mobility parameter in dependence of the Mg concentration. A parameterized model that accounts for the phonon-plasmon coupling is applied to determine the free-charge carrier concentration and mobility parameters in the doped bulk InN layer as well as the GaN template and undoped InN buffer layer for each sample. The free-charge carrier properties in the second sample set are consistent with the results determined in a comprehensive analysis of the first sample set reported earlier [Schoche et al., J. Appl. Phys. 113, 013502 (2013)]. In the second set, two samples with Mg concentration of 2.3 x 10(20) cm(-3) are identified as compensated n-type InN with very low electron concentrations which are suitable for further investigation of intrinsic material properties that are typically governed by high electron concentrations even in undoped InN. The compensated n-type InN samples can be clearly distinguished from the p-type conductive material of similar plasma frequencies by strongly reduced phonon plasmon broadening.

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Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 571, 384-388 p.
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Infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry; Mg-doped InN; P-type; Compensation; Free-charge carrier parameters
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113191DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2014.01.051ISI: 000346055200008OAI: diva2:779880
6th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE)
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