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Physical Review Letters
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Strain Fields and the Apparent Size of Donor Ions in GaP

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Abstract

We report the first experimental determination of the microscopic strain fields surrounding substitutional impurities in a crystal. We have used pair spectra in GaP to reveal the splitting of Zn or C acceptor levels in the strain fields generated by O, S, Se, or Te donor ions. The anisotropic splitting, which agrees with a simple effective-mass theory, is the same for all four donors. We conclude that effects associated with the size of these impurities are distributed over a volume of the crystal extending more than 20 from the impurity. © 1971 The American Physical Society.

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01 Nov 1971

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Physical Review Letters

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