The use of beryllium as an acceptor at high doping levels in (1 1 0)GaAs-based heterostructures is found to be deleterious to the structural and optical properties of these epi-layers. This may limit the use of beryllium as a p-type dopant on the (1 1 0) surface. Because silicon is amphoteric on the (1 1 0), it can be used as an alternative p-type dopant, in addition to its traditional role as an n-type dopant. Transmission electron microscopy, optical absorption, and luminescence data indicate that high quality multiple quantum well structures with p-type GaAs buffer layers doped with silicon, rather than beryllium, can be grown.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry