Annealing of multivacancy defects in 4H-SiC

W. E. Carlos, N. Y. Garces, E. R. Glaser, M. A. Fanton

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Abstract

The annealing behavior of defects observed in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and photoluminescence (PL) is discussed. We consider the divacancy (the P6/P7 EPR centers) and a previously unreported EPR center that we suggest is a VC - VSi - VC trivacancy and their relationship with each other and with the UD1-3 series of PL lines near 1 eV. We observe that the divacancy and the UD2 PL lines annealing behavior is strongly correlated further establishing the relationship between the EPR and PL centers. We present a detailed discussion of this center and its Si29 and C13 hyperfine spectra which supports our assignment as a trivacancy. The intensity of this center increases with annealing temperature as the divacancy decreases and there is a sample-to-sample correspondence between the overall intensities of the two centers. However, the details of their annealing suggest a more complex relationship than a simple one-to-one transformation. In addition, while the UD1 PL increases with annealing temperature, sample-to-sample variations indicate it is not related to this EPR center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235201
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume74
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2006

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Paramagnetic resonance
Photoluminescence
Annealing
Defects
annealing
electron paramagnetic resonance
defects
photoluminescence
Temperature
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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Carlos, W. E. ; Garces, N. Y. ; Glaser, E. R. ; Fanton, M. A. / Annealing of multivacancy defects in 4H-SiC. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2006 ; Vol. 74, No. 23.
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Annealing of multivacancy defects in 4H-SiC. / Carlos, W. E.; Garces, N. Y.; Glaser, E. R.; Fanton, M. A.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 74, No. 23, 235201, 11.12.2006.

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