Temperature dependence of the energy gap of MgxZn yCd1-x-ySe alloy

O. Maksimov, Martin Muñoz, W. H. Wang, M. C. Tamargo, N. Samarth

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The temperature dependence of the energy gap of MgxZn yCd1-x-ySe (x ∼ 0.5) and Zn0.5Cd 0.5Se alloys was determined from reflectivity measurements at temperatures between 4.2 and 300 K. The data were fitted to a Bose-Einstein type relationship and temperature dependence of band gaps was compared. A similar temperature dependence of band gap was observed indicating that quantum confinement in the MgxZnyCd1-x-ySe/Zn 0.5Cd0.5Se quantum wells did not depend on temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R5-R7
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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