Hole Transport in Impurity Band and Valence Bands Studied in Moderately Doped GaAs:Mn Single Crystals
T. Słupiński, J. Caban and K. Moskalik
Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University, Hoża 69, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 9 06 2007;
We report on a simple experiment on temperature-dependent Hall effect measurements in GaMnAs single crystalline samples with Mn composition estimated at 0.05-0.3 at. % which is slightly below the onset of ferromagnetism. Impurity band transport is visible for Mn compositions of ≈0.3 at. % as a clear metallic behaviour. The results show an interesting situation that the metal-insulator transition in GaAs:Mn occurs within the impurity band which is separated from the valence bands for Mn concentrations studied here. We also discuss on the equilibrium high temperature solubility limit of Mn in GaAs, unknown precisely in the literature.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.112.325
PACS numbers: 75.50.Pp, 71.30.+h, 72.80.Ey, 61.72.-y