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Journal of Applied Physics
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Electronic structure and luminescence processes in In1-xGa xP alloys

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The conduction-band structure of In1-xGaxP has been studied by cathodoluminescence (CL) and photoluminescence (PL). An accurate determination of the direct energy gap (± 10 meV) as a function of alloy composition (Δx = ± 0.025) is achieved by the simultaneous electron probe microanalysis of alloy composition and spectral measurements of the CL excited by the microprobe electron beam. Similar measurements in InP, GaAs, and GaAs1-xPx, as well as absorption edge measurements and the temperature dependence of the PL spectrum, indicate that essentially free-carrier recombination is observed in the PL and CL measurements of lightly n-type In1-xGaxP at 300°K. These results indicate that the "cross over" between the direct and indirect conduction-band minima occurs at the composition x = 0.74 and energy gap = 2.26 eV. © 1971 The American Institute of Physics.

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15 Dec 2003

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Journal of Applied Physics

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