Nitrogen vacancies as a common element of the green luminescence and nonradiative recombination centers in Mg-implanted GaN layers formed on a GaN substrate

Kazunobu Kojima, Shinya Takashima, Masaharu Edo, Katsunori Ueno, Mitsuaki Shimizu, Tokio Takahashi, Shoji Ishibashi, Akira Uedono, Shigefusa F. Chichibu

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Abstract

The photoluminescences of ion-implanted (I/I) and epitaxial Mg-doped GaN (GaN:Mg) are compared. The intensities and lifetimes of the nearband- edge and ultraviolet luminescences associated with a MgGa acceptor of I/I GaN:Mg were significantly lower and shorter than those of the epilayers, respectively. Simultaneously, the green luminescence (GL) became dominant. These emissions were quenched far below room temperature. The results indicate the generation of point defects common to GL and nonradiative recombination centers (NRCs) by I/I. Taking the results of positron annihilation measurement into account, N vacancies are the prime candidate to emit GL and create NRCs with Ga vacancies, (VGa)m(VN)n, as well as to inhibit p-type conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061002
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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