Deep Traps Distribution in TlInS2 Layered Crystals

IŞIK M., Gasanly N., Ozkan H.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.115, no.3, pp.732-737, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.115.732
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.732-737
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The trap centers and distributions in TlInS2 were studied in the temperature range of 100-300 K by using thermally stimulated currents technique. Experimental evidence was found for the presence of three trapping centers with activation energies 400, 570, and 650 meV. Their capture cross-sections were determined as 6.3 x 10(-16), 2.7 x 10(-12), and 1.8 x 10(-11) cm(2), respectively. It was concluded that in these centers retrapping is negligible as confirmed by the good agreement between the experimental results and the theoretical predictions of the model that assumes slow retrapping. An exponential distribution of hole traps was revealed from the analysis of the thermally stimulated current data obtained at different light excitation temperatures. This experimental technique provided a value of 800 meV/decade for the trap distribution.