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Positron annihilation spectroscopic study of hydrothermal grown n-type zinc oxide single crystal
Hui, C. W.; Zhang, Z. D.; Taojun, Z.; Ling, C. C.; Beling, C. D.; Fung, S.; Brauer, G.; Anwand, W.; Skorupa, W.;
Positron lifetime and coincidence Doppler broadening spectroscopic (CDBS) measurements were carried out to study the defects in two hydrothermal (HT) grown ZnO single crystal samples (HT1 and HT2) obtained from two companies. Single component model could offer good fittings to the room temperature spectra of HT1 and HT2, with the positron lifetimes equal to 199 ps and 181 ps respectively. These two lifetime components were associated with saturated positron trapping into two VZn-related defects with different microstructures. The positron lifetimes of HT1 was found to be temperature independent. For the HT2 sample, the positron lifetime remained unchanged with T > 200 K and decreased with decreasing temperature as T<200K. This could be explained by the presence of an additional positron trap having similar electronic environment to that of the delocalized state and competing in trapping positrons with the 181 ps component at low temperatures. Positron-electron autocorrelation function, which was the fingerprint of the annihilation site, was extracted from the CDBS spectrum. The obtained autocorrelation functions of HT1 and HT2 at room temperature, and HT2 at 50 K had features consistent with the above postulates that the 181 ps and the 199 ps components had distinct microstructures and the low temperature positron trap existed in HT2.
  • Lecture (Conference)
    14th International Conference on Positron Annihilation (ICPA-14), 23.-28.07.2006, Hamilton/Ontario, Canada
  • Physica Status Solidi (C) 4(2007), 3672-3675

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