Local structure of nitrogen in N-doped amorphous and crystalline GeTe

Alexander V. Kolobov, Paul Fons, Bérangre Hyot, Bernard André, Junji Tominaga, Yusuke Tamenori, Hideki Yoshikawa, Keisuke Kobayashi

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The local structure around nitrogen species in N-doped GeTe has been investigated using (soft) x-ray absorption spectroscopy and high-resolution x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. The obtained results demonstrate that while in as-deposited amorphous GeTe nitrogen is predominantly bonded to Ge atoms, upon crystallization the majority of nitrogen forms N 2 molecules that are likely to be located in the grain boundaries, with only a small fraction of nitrogen species remaining bonded to Ge.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061910
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 6
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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