Mechanisms of doping-enhanced superlattice disordering and of gallium self-diffusion in GaAs

Recently available Ga-Al interdiffusion results in GaAs/AlAs superlattices allow us to conclude that Ga self-diffusion in GaAs is carried by triply negatively charged Ga vacancies under intrinsic and n-doping conditions. The mechanism of the Si-enhanced superlattice disordering is the Fermi-level effect which increases the concentrations of the charged point defect species. For the effect of the p dopants Be and Zn, the Fermi-level effect has to be considered together with dopant diffusion induced Ga self-interstitial supersaturation or undersaturation. Self-diffusion of Ga in GaAs under heavy p-doping conditions is governed by positively charged Ga self-interstitials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, TY; Gösele, U

Published Date

  • 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 15

Start / End Page

  • 1240 - 1242

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.99168

Citation Source

  • SciVal