TITLE

Blue and red electroluminescence of Europium-implanted metal-oxide-semiconductor structures as a probe for the dynamics of microstructure

AUTHOR(S)
Rebohle, L.; Lehmann, J.; Prucnal, S.; Kanjilal, A.; Nazarov, A.; Tyagulskii, I.; Skorupa, W.; Helm, M.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/18/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p071908
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The strong blue and red electroluminescence from Eu-implanted SiO2 layers were investigated as a function of implantation and annealing conditions. It is shown that the red electroluminescence assigned to Eu3+ ions is favored by low Eu concentrations, low annealing temperatures, and short annealing times. Based on a more quantitative analysis of the electroluminescence spectra this preference is explained by a shorter supply of oxygen for higher Eu concentrations and the growth of Europium or Europium oxide clusters with increasing annealing temperatures and annealing times. The correlation between electroluminescence and microstructure is supported by transmission electron microscopy investigations and demonstrates that the electroluminescence of Eu-implanted SiO2 layers can serve as a probe for the microstructural development in the active layer of the light emitter.
ACCESSION #
34135596

 

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