Activated impurity states in the incommensurate phase of ferroelectric semiconductor TlInS2

Seyidov M. Y., Suleymanov R. A., Salehli F.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.108, no.2, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.3466764
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effect of annealing within the incommensurate phase on the dielectric function epsilon of the TlInS2 single crystals has been investigated. It is shown that the effect of annealing is very close to the effect of doping by electrically active impurity La. The inference is made that the correlation between observed effects in annealed and doped crystals is conditioned by the internal electric fields induced by the activation (polarization) of native defects during the annealing procedure. The investigations of the Second harmonic generation in undoped TlInS2 crystal and the pyrocurrent in TlInS2 : La confirms the proposed model. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3466764]