Dopant incorporation in Al0.9Ga0.1As0.06Sb0.94 grown by molecular beam epitaxy
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Original versionJournal of Crystal Growth. 2017, 463 116-122. 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2017.01.035
Incorporation of beryllium (Be) and tellurium (Te) dopants in epitaxially grown Al0.9Ga0.1As0.06Sb0.94 layers was investigated. Carrier concentrations and mobilities of the doped layers were obtained from room temperature Hall effect measurements, and dopant densities from secondary ion mass spectrometry depth profiling. An undoped Al0.3Ga0.7As cap layer and side wall passivation were used to reduce oxidation and improve accuracy in Hall effect measurements. The measurements on Be-doped samples revealed high doping efficiency and the carrier concentration varied linearly with dopant density up to the highest Be dopant density of 2.9 × 1019 cm−3, whereas for Te doped samples the doping efficiency was in general low and the carrier concentration saturated for Te-dopant densities above 8.0 × 1018 cm−3. The low doping efficiency in Te-doped Al0.9Ga0.1As0.06Sb0.94 layer was studied by deep-level transient spectroscopy, revealing existence of deep trap levels and related DX-centers which explains the low doping efficiency.