Fine core structure and spectral luminescence features of freshly introduced dislocations in Fe-doped GaN

S. Shapenkov, O. Vyvenko, E. Ubyivovk, V. Mikhailovskii

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Abstract

Dislocations introduced by Vickers tip microindentation of an a-plane free-standing semi-insulating Fe-doped GaN halide vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) crystal were investigated by means of cathodoluminescence and scanning transmission electron microscopy techniques. Detailed combined analyses of both spectral properties and the core structure of the introduced a-screw dislocations revealed that Fe-doped GaN exhibit not only dislocation-bound emission at ∼3.35 eV of perfect a-screw dislocations previously found in such kind of samples but also luminescent bands at 3.1-3.2 and 3.3 eV due to dissociated a-screw dislocations and extended dislocation nodes previously observed only in low-resistance n-GaN. For the first time, all these luminescent bands were observed together in the same sample. Structural studies revealed the coexistence of the dislocations with the dissociated and the perfect core as well as with extended dislocation nodes, thus establishing a correlation between previously observed luminescence bands and a fine dislocation core structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125707
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume131
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Mar 2022

Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • SCREW DISLOCATIONS
  • WURTZITE
  • DEFORMATION

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