Direct observation of resonant states associated with vacancy defects in the chalcogenide sublattice of PbTe
Chernik I. A. , Berezin A. V. , Lykov S. N., Sabo E. P., Titarenko Yu. D.
A 5-function singularity has been observed in the state density of the conduction band in polycrystalline samples of я-type PbTe with a slight excess of lead (— 0.1 at. %) by the method of low-temperature calorimetric spectroscopy. This singularity is interpreted as a narrow (— 0.01-е V) band of resonant states associated with vacancy defects in the anionic sublattice of the samples.