Temperature dependence of biexciton luminescence in cubic ZnS single crystals

N. Q. Liem, V. X. Quang, D. X. Thanh, J. I. Lee, D. Kim

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Temperature dependence of the excitonic and biexcitonic emissions in cubic ZnS single crystals has been studied by photoluminescence technique. We observed the very well-resolved excitonic and biexcitonic emissions from cubic ZnS single crystals with very low excitation density, in the tens-of-milliwatts-per-square-centimetre range. The kinetic energy contribution to the shift with temperature of the biexcitonic emission was determined showing a characteristic difference with the normal shift caused by the temperature-narrowed band gap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 8

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Funding Information:
The authors thank Dr P.V. Phuc for his help in X-ray diffraction measurement, Profs L.V. Hong and P. Lavallard for helpful discussions. This work was partially supported by the Vietnam NCST and KOSEF.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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