Growth of undoped and Te doped InSb crystals by vertical directional solidification technique
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We have successfully grown high mobility undoped and Te doped InSb crystals of size 10–12 mm dia. and 60 mm length under inert argon atmosphere in closed quartz ampoules, by vertical directional solidification (VDS) technique. The crystals showed predominantly (220) orientation along the growth axis. The surface defects, such as voids were reduced drastically by selecting proper lowering rate, rotational speed and cone angle of the ampoule. The high mobility and quality crystals were obtained with the ampoule conical angle less than 20°, lowering rate 5mm/h, and rotational speed 10 rpm.
KeywordsInSb crystals directional solidification quartz ampoule cone angle Hall measurement inert atmosphere
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