Talwar Publishes in “Science and Technology of Advanced Materials”

Posted on 9/14/2017 7:30:39 PM

Over the winter break, Devki Talwar published a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials on December 21, 2016, titled “Simulating far infrared spectra of Zn1-xMnxSe/GaAs epifilms, MnSe/ZnSe superlattices and predicting impurity modes of N, P defects in Zn1-xMnxSe.”


A comprehensive lattice dynamical study is reported to emphasize the vibrational behavior of perfect/imperfect zinc-blende (zb) ZnSe, MnSe and Zn1-xMnxSe alloys. Low temperature far-infrared (FIR) reflectivity measurements performed on a series of molecular beam epitaxy grown Zn1-xMnxSe/GaAs (001) epilayers have a typical 'intermediate-phonon-mode' behavior. Besides perceiving ZnSe- and MnSe-like TO-phonon resonances, the study also revealed a weak Mn alloy-disorder mode below MnSe band. A classical effective-medium theory of multilayer optics is used to evaluate dielectric tensors of both epilayers and substrate for simulating reflectivity and transmission spectra of ultrathin epifilms and superlattices at near normal and/or oblique incidence...

The complete abstract may be viewed online.

Department of Physics