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The addition of a few percent of N to GaAs causes a large reduction in the band gap. The further addition of H causes the band gap to recover to the value of the N-free host [1]. IR spectroscopy and theory have found a canted HNH defect structure with C 1h symmetry that is responsible for this surprising behavior caused by N and H [2-5]. A uniaxial-stress study of the IR lines of the HNH center has been performed. The splitting of the IR lines by stress confirms the C 1h symmetry proposed by theory and yields an estimate of the canting angle of the center. The application of stress also gives rise to dichroism from which the lowering of the energy that results from the canting of the defect is determined.[4pt][1] A. Polimeni et al., Phys. Rev. B63, 201204 (2001).[0pt][2] S. Kleekajai et al., Phys. Rev. B77, 085213 (2008).[0pt][3] WB Fowler et al., Phys. Rev. B72, 035208 (2005).[0pt][4] M.-H. Du et al., Phys. Rev. B72, 073202 …
Publication date: 
1 Mar 2010

M Stavola, L Wen, F Bekisli, WB Fowler, R Trotta, A Polimeni, M Capizzi, F Martelli, S Rubini

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Volume: 2010 Pages: P25. 001
APS March Meeting Abstracts