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Molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of (001) Hg1-xCdxTe-HgTe superlattices
Author(s): Charles R. Becker; V. Latussek; H. Heinke; M. M. Regnet; F. Goschenhofer; S. Einfeldt; Li He; E. Bangert; M. M. Kraus; Gottfried Landwehr
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Paper Abstract

The molecular beam epitaxially growth of (001) Hg1-xCdxTe-HgTe superlattices has been systematically investigated. The well width as well as the period were determined directly by X-ray diffraction. This was accomplished for the well width by exploiting the high reflectivity from HgTe and the low reflectivity from CdTe for the (002) Bragg reflection. Knowing the well and barrier thicknesses we have been able to set an upper limit on the average composition of the barriers, xb, by annealing the superlattice and then measuring the composition of the resulting alloy. xb was shown to decrease exponentially with decreasing barrier width. xb is appreciably smaller in narrow barriers due to the increased significance of interdiffusion in the Hg1-xCdxTe/HgTe interface in narrow barriers. The IR photoluminescence was investigated at temperatures from 4.2 to 300 K. Pronounced photoluminescence was observed for all superlattices in this temperature range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2021, Growth and Characterization of Materials for Infrared Detectors, (7 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164937
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Charles R. Becker, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
V. Latussek, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
H. Heinke, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
M. M. Regnet, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
F. Goschenhofer, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
S. Einfeldt, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
Li He, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (China)
E. Bangert, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
M. M. Kraus, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)
Gottfried Landwehr, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2021:
Growth and Characterization of Materials for Infrared Detectors
Randolph E. Longshore; Jan W. Baars, Editor(s)

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