Zinc-blende MnTe: Epilayers and quantum well structures

S. M. Durbin*, J. Han, O. Sungki, M. Kobayashi, D. R. Menke, R. L. Gunshor, Q. Fu, N. Pelekanos, A. V. Nurmikko, D. Li, J. Gonsalves, N. Otsuka

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Epilayers of the previously hypothetical zinc-blende MnTe have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Epitaxial layers (0.5 μm thick) of MnTe were characterized using x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy; optical reflectance measurements indicate a band gap of ∼3.2 eV. A series of strained single quantum well structures was fabricated with zinc-blende MnTe forming the barrier to CdTe quantum well regions; photoluminescence spectra indicate optical transitions corresponding to strong electron and hole confinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2087-2089
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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