Temperature dependent continuous and time-resolved cathodoluminescence measurements were employed to understand the luminescence from Si-doped β-Ga2O3 prior to irradiation and after 10 MeV proton and 18 MeV alpha-particle irradiation. The shape and location of the luminescence components [ultraviolet luminescence (UVL′) at 3.63 eV, UVL at 3.3 eV, and blue-luminescence at 2.96 eV] obtained from Gaussian decomposition did not change in either width or peak location, indicating that new radiation-induced trap-levels were non-radiative in nature between the 4.5 and 310 K temperature range. Activation energies, associated with thermal quenching of UVL′ and UVL bands, show temperature dependence, suggesting ionization of shallow Si-donors and a thermally activated non-radiative process.
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