Determination of the band-gap of MgS and MgS-rich Zn1-xMgxSySe1-y alloys from optical transmission measurements

Ian A. Davidson, Richard T. Moug, Frauke Izdebski, Christine Bradford, Kevin A. Prior

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As part of our development of an epitaxial lift-off process, utilising a sacrificial magnesium sulphide (MgS) layer, we have developed a MgS-rich ZnMgSSe alloy which provides excellent carrier confinement and resists both oxidation and acid attack. Here the optical transmission of the alloy has been measured and its bandgap determined as a direct transition at 4.19 ± 0.04 eV. Its composition has also been determined by X-ray interference (XRI) and comparison with simulations. For a range of alloy samples we obtain compositions of the Zn1-xMgxSySe1-y layers which are (x, y) = (0.80 ± 0.02, 0.645 ± 0.025). Using the alloy bandgap and composition we have determined direct bandgap transition energy for MgS by extrapolation. This is found to be 4.78 ± 0.14 eV. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1396-1398
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi B - Basic Research
Volume247
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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  • Absorption spectra
  • II-VI semiconductors
  • X-ray diffraction

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Davidson, Ian A. ; Moug, Richard T. ; Izdebski, Frauke ; Bradford, Christine ; Prior, Kevin A. / Determination of the band-gap of MgS and MgS-rich Zn1-xMgxSySe1-y alloys from optical transmission measurements. In: Physica Status Solidi B - Basic Research. 2010 ; Vol. 247, No. 6. pp. 1396-1398.
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In: Physica Status Solidi B - Basic Research, Vol. 247, No. 6, 06.2010, p. 1396-1398.

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