Due to the huge bandgap-bowing, a red shift of the band gap energy with increasing nitrogen content is expected for the InAsN alloy. However, a blue shift of the fundamental absorption edge has been observed in a recent study. This result seems to be significantly affected by the Burstein-Moss effect because the InAsN alloy has a large carrier concentration. The Burstein-Moss effect should be ruled out in order to characterize the real band gap energy. In this paper, Hall effect measurements were performed to estimate the carrier concentration of the InAsN alloy films and the Burstein-Moss shift energy was evaluated. Excluding the Burstein-Moss shift energy, a red shift of the real band-gap energy with increasing nitrogen content was observed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi C: Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Dec 1|
|Event||5th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors, ICNS 2003 - Nara, Japan|
Duration: 2003 May 25 → 2003 May 30
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics