Optical identification of intrinsic nearest-neighbor defects in SiC
2015 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
The optical signature of two types of intrinsic nearest-neighbor defects in SiC is observed in 4H- and 6H-SiC. The first optical signature belong to a defect previously known as UD-2 and identified as the divacancy pair, and the second – to a defect referred to here as UD-0, an unidentified defect. In both these defects, the number of optical centers is equal to the number of possible configurations for nearest-neighbor pairs in the unit cells of these polytypes. The polarization of all optical transitions is investigated. The formation of the two defects by means of electron irradiation and subsequent annealing in samples with different Fermi levels is studied, too. The observed transitions are investigated using group-theoretical analysis and UD-0 is tentatively assigned to the carbon-vacancy carbonantisite pair, based on energy positions of the lines and spin configuration.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117974OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117974DiVA: diva2:812564