Electronic states in ZnSe/ZnTe type-II superlattice studied by capacitance transient spectroscopy

S. Q. Wang, F. Lu, H. D. Jung, C. D. Song, Z. Q. Zhu, H. Okushi, B. C. Cavenett, T. Yao

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We have studied the electronic states in N-doped ZnSe/ZnTe type-II superlattice (SL) by deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and isothermal capacitance transient spectroscopy (ICTS). The capture and emission processes of holes between a miniband of the SL and the valence band of ZnSe barrier were investigated. From the analysis of DLTS and ICTS spectra, the activation energy for the hole emission from the miniband energy level was determined to be 0.28±0.03 eV, which is consistent with a theoretical value (0.25 eV) of the band offset between the ZnSe/ZnTe SL calculated based on the Kronig-Penney model. A deep level with an activation energy of 0.48 ±0.03 eV was observed and has been assumed to originate from an interface defect in the SL region. A deep level located at 0.54±0.03 eV above the valence band of ZnSe was also observed in the ZnSe capping layer. © 1997 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3402-3407
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1997


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