DX Puzzle: Where Are We Now?
Z. Wilamowski
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warszawa, Poland

T. Suski
UNIPRESS, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sokołowska 29/37, 01-142 Warszawa, Poland

and W. Jantsch
Johannes Kepler University, 4040 Linz, Austria
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A brief review of the experimental data on the metastable DX-centers in AlGaAs is presented. The experimental proofs of the two-electron nature and of the intermediate, one-electron state of the DX-centers are discussed. We collect the available experimental data on the ground state, electron-emission and capture energies and we discuss the nature of the lattice barrier. The effect of splitting of these energies in AlGaAs alloys and the consequences of the splitting on the capture and emission kinetics are analyzed. The different character of the barrier and of the alloy splitting for donors of the IV and VI group is underlined. The necessity to consider the interdonor Coulomb interaction when discussing the experimental data is also pointed out.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.82.561
PACS numbers: 72.20.Jv, 71.55.-i