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Sulfur passivation of surface electrons in highly Mg-doped InN
journal contributionposted on 2022-12-01, 04:18 authored by W M Linhart, J Chai, Chris McConvilleChris McConville, S M Durbin, T D Veal
Electron accumulation with a sheet density greater than 1013 cm-2 usually occurs at InN surfaces. Here, the effects of treatment with ammonium sulfide ((NH 4)2 S x) on the surface electronic properties of highly Mg-doped InN (> 4 × 10 18 cm - 3) have been investigated with high resolution x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. The valence band photoemission spectra show that the surface Fermi level decreases by approximately 0.08 eV with (NH 4) 2 S x treatment, resulting in a decrease of the downward band bending and up to a 70% reduction in the surface electron sheet density. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.