Evidence of two disorder scales in Ga(AsBi)

Sebastian Imhof, Christian Wagner, Alexej Chernikov, Martin Koch, Kolja Kolata, Niko S. Köster, Sangam Chatterjee, Stephan W Koch, Xiangfeng Lu, Shane R. Johnson, Daniel A. Beaton, Thomas Tiedje, Oleg Rubel, Angela Thränhardt

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Temperature-dependent photoluminescence in a Ga(AsBi) structure is modelled in an excitonic hopping model and compared to experiment. It is shown that theory and experiment cannot be brought into agreement when using a single energy scale. Thus, a second energy scale is introduced, resulting in a good agreement between theory and experiment. The two scales are identified with spatially large alloy disorder and additional cluster states subdividing this first scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-854
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Disorder
  • Ga(AsBi)
  • Hopping
  • Kinetic Monte-Carlo simulation
  • Semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Imhof, S., Wagner, C., Chernikov, A., Koch, M., Kolata, K., Köster, N. S., ... Thränhardt, A. (2011). Evidence of two disorder scales in Ga(AsBi). Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 248(4), 851-854. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201000835