In this work, we are showing that iron (Fe) related defects in mono-silicon have very different recombination characteristics depending on the doping element employed. While the defect characteristics of the Fe in its dissociated state is comparably the same in the materials of investigation, the defect characteristics of the associated state vary considerably. By using, defect parameter contour mapping (DPCM), a newly developed method for analyzing temperature and injection dependent lifetime data, we have for the first time, been able to show that in the case of gallium doping it is the orthorhombic state of the Fe-acceptor complex that is dominating the lifetime.
- Lifetime Spectroscopy
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