Semiconductors and Dielectrics

Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp 1618-1625

First online:

Electronic energy structure and x-ray spectra of wide-gap AlN and BN crystals and BxAl1−x N solid solutions

  • V. V. IlyasovAffiliated withDon State Technical University
  • , T. P. ZhdanovaAffiliated withDon State Technical University
  • , I. Ya. NikiforovAffiliated withDon State Technical University

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The electronic energy structure of 2H and 3C AlN and BN crystals and BxAl1−x N solid solutions is calculated on the basis of the local coherent potential method using the cluster version of the MT approximation and the theory of multiple scattering. The features of the electronic structure of 2H-AlN crystals are compared with x-ray K and L absorption and emission spectra of aluminum and nitrogen. An interpretation of these features is given. The concentration dependences of the width of the upper subband of the valence band and the band gap in BxAl1−x N solid solutions (x = 0.25, 0.5, 0.75) are investigated. Charge transfer from aluminum to nitrogen atoms is shown to occur and increase with boron doping in both crystallographic modifications.