Electrical properties of p-Ge1-ySny (y=0.06%) grown on n-Si substrate were investigated through temperature-dependent Hall-effect measurements. It was found that there exists a degenerate parallel conducting layer in Ge1-ySny/Si and a second, deeper acceptor in addition to a shallow acceptor. This parallel conducting layer dominates the electrical properties of the Ge1-ySny layer below 50K and also significantly affects those properties at higher temperatures. Additionally, a conductivity type conversion from p to n was observed around 370K for this sample. A two-layer conducting model was used to extract the carrier concentration and mobility of the Ge1-ySny layer alone.
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