We report the first determination of the formation energy of excess-As-atomrelated defects in Te-doped GaAs. The photocapacitance method in the constant-capacitance condition is applied to GaAs:Te prepared by 67-h annealing at 8501100°C under various As vapor pressures followed by rapid cooling. From an Arrhenius plot of the saturating deep-level density at quasi thermal equilibrium under high As vapor pressure, the formation energy of the defect is determined to be 1.16 eV in Te-doped horizontal-Bridgeman-grown GaAs crystals.
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