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Physical Review B 74,16 (2006) 165203;


Low temperature wavelength-modulated reflectivity measurements of isotopically engineered ZnO samples have yielded the dependence of their A, B, and C excitonic band gaps on the isotopic masses of Zn and O. The observed dependence is analyzed in terms of the band gap renormalization by zero-point vibrations via electron-phonon interaction and the volume dependence on isotopic mass. A simplified, two-oscillator model, employed in the analysis, yields zero-point renormalizations of the band gaps, -154 +/- 14 meV (A), -145 +/- 12 meV (B), and -169 +/- 14 meV (C), for ZnO with natural isotopic composition.


indirect energy-gap;; spatial-dispersion;; semiconductors;; spectra;; photoluminescence;; crystals;; diamond;; transmission;; reflectance;; germanium

Date of this Version

January 2006



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