Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 19, Issue 2–4, pp 625–635 | Cite as

Characterization of microdefects in GaAs crystals with high-resolution X-ray diffractometry

  • E. Zielińska-Rohozińska
  • T. Słupiński
  • J. Gronkowski
  • T. Harasimowicz
  • J. Borowski


The aim of the present work was to correlate the electric characteristics of Te-doped gallium arsenide grown by LEC technique with the defect contents of the samples. Measurements for GaAs samples, doped with Si, Ge and Ge+Te as well as undoped ones, grown by various methods (HB, VGF and LEC), were also performed. In order to characterize the defects High Resolution X-Ray Diffractometry was used. Measurements of diffuse scattering intensity maps around the reciprocal lattice points and plane wave reflection topography were employed. For most cases in the range of free-electron concentrations between 1·1017 cm−3 and 6·1018 cm−3 (as well as for SI samples) the isointensity contours in the maps exhibit generally the same character. For higher doping level the intensity of X-ray diffuse scattering increases and it can be further increased by the annealing which causes a decrease of free-electron concentration. An analysis of the reciprocal-space maps is presented. Several types of defects should be considered in order to describe isointensity contours.


61.10 X-ray diffraction and scattering 


61.72 Defects and impurities in crystals microstructure 


01.30. Cc Conference proceedings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Zielińska-Rohozińska
    • 1
  • T. Słupiński
    • 1
  • J. Gronkowski
    • 1
  • T. Harasimowicz
    • 1
  • J. Borowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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