The effects of hydrogenation in high-purity p-type GaAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy and metalorganic chemical vapor deposition have been investigated by low-temperature photoluminescence and Hall-effect measurements. Before hydrogenation, photoluminescence measurements showed the dominant acceptor in the original samples was C, while after hydrogenation, the concentration of electrically active C acceptors was significantly reduced and the samples were highly resistive. These electrical and spectroscopic results show that C acceptors in GaAs can be passivated by hydrogenation.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)