Dimensional dependence of the energy transfer in MBE grown MnS layers

M. Demper, L. Chen, C. Bradford, K. A. Prior, W. Heimbrodt

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MBE grown MnS layers with different thicknesses have been studied by time resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. The temporal evolution of the internal Mn2+ (3d5) luminescence is measured over 3 orders of magnitude in intensity. The decay curves obtained reveal a surprising but distinct dependence on the layer thickness with longer lifetime than thinner layers. The observed non-exponential behavior of those time transients can be well described by an energy diffusion model within the 3d states of the manganese subsystem and a subsequent dipole-dipole energy transfer to radiationless centers. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-1094
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


  • A. MnS
  • D. Energy transfer
  • E. PL decay


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