Title

Optical and electronic energy band properties of nb-doped β-ga2o3 crystals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x5573832daa78)

Abstract

Systemic investigations are performed to comprehend the structural, optical, and electrical characteristics of four niobium (Nb) doped β-Ga2O3 crystals (β-Ga2O3:Nb) grown by the optical floating zone (OFZ) method. All of the β-Ga2O3:Nb crystals revealed monoclinic phases and good crystalline qualities. While the different Nb doped (i.e., 0.0001 mol%, 0.01 mol%, 0.1 mol% and 0.5 mol%) samples exhibited slightly changed bandgap energies Eg (≡ 4.72 eV, 4.73 eV, 4.81 eV, 4.68 eV)—the luminescence features indicated distinctive defect levels—affecting the electronic energy structure significantly. By increasing the Nb doping level from 0.0001 mol% to 0.1 mol%, the Fermi level (EF) moves closer to the bottom of the conduction band. For the sample with Nb doping 0.5 mol%—no further improvement is noticed in the electronic properties. Finally, the energy band diagrams of four samples are given.

Publication Title

Crystals

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

8

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3390/cryst11020135

E-ISSN

20734352

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