Thermal and pulsed laser evaporation of single phase AsxP 1-x alloys

G. P. Schwartz, V. E. Bondybey, J. H. English, G. J. Gualtieri

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The atomic and molecular species evolved during thermal and pulsed laser evaporation of single phase AsxP1-x alloys have been examined using mass spectroscopy. Thermal evaporation yields tetratomic molecules of the form As4-nPn (n=0, 1, 2, 3, 4) as well as diatomic As2, P2, and AsP. Pulsed laser vaporization using a Q-switched train of 1.06-μ neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) pulses primarily evolves atomic As and P species, some fraction of which are ionized. The generation of atomic beams containing one or more of the group V elements from a homogeneous source of controllable stoichiometry has some potential applications for the growth of optoelectronic thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)952-954
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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