Bound excitons in ZnO: Structural defect complexes versus shallow impurity centers

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dc.contributor.author Wagner, MR
dc.contributor.author Callsen, G
dc.contributor.author Reparaz, JS
dc.contributor.author Schulze, J-H
dc.contributor.author Kirste, R
dc.contributor.author Cobet, M
dc.contributor.author Ostapenko, IA
dc.contributor.author Rodt, S
dc.contributor.author Nenstiel, C
dc.contributor.author Kaiser, M
dc.contributor.author Hoffmann, A
dc.contributor.author Rodina, AV
dc.contributor.author Phillips, MR
dc.contributor.author Lautenschläger, S
dc.contributor.author Eisermann, S
dc.contributor.author Meyer, BK
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-11
dc.identifier.citation Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 2011, 84 (3)
dc.identifier.issn 1098-0121
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17997
dc.description.abstract ZnO single crystals, epilayers, and nanostructures often exhibit a variety of narrow emission lines in the spectral range between 3.33 and 3.35 eV which are commonly attributed to deeply bound excitons (Y lines). In this work, we present a comprehensive study of the properties of the deeply bound excitons with particular focus on the Y0 transition at 3.333 eV. The electronic and optical properties of these centers are compared to those of the shallow impurity related exciton binding centers (I lines). In contrast to the shallow donors in ZnO, the deeply bound exciton complexes exhibit a large discrepancy between the thermal activation energy and localization energy of the excitons and cannot be described by an effective mass approach. The different properties between the shallow and deeply bound excitons are also reflected by an exceptionally small coupling of the deep centers to the lattice phonons and a small splitting between their two electron satellite transitions. Based on a multitude of different experimental results including magnetophotoluminescence, magnetoabsorption, excitation spectroscopy (PLE), time resolved photoluminescence (TRPL), and uniaxial pressure measurements, a qualitative defect model is developed which explains all Y lines as radiative recombinations of excitons bound to extended structural defect complexes. These defect complexes introduce additional donor states in ZnO. Furthermore, the spatially localized character of the defect centers is visualized in contrast to the homogeneous distribution of shallow impurity centers by monochromatic cathodoluminescence imaging. A possible relation between the defect bound excitons and the green luminescence band in ZnO is discussed. The optical properties of the defect transitions are compared to similar luminescence lines related to defect and dislocation bound excitons in other II-VI and III-V semiconductors. © 2011 American Physical Society.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.035313
dc.title Bound excitons in ZnO: Structural defect complexes versus shallow impurity centers
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 84
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation College Pk en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 035313-1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 0 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0302 Inorganic Chemistry
dc.personcode 810070
dc.personcode 10523052
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Inorganic Chemistry en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 3rd
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity WOS:000293129200009 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history School of Physics and Advanced Materials (ID: 343)


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