Experimental determination of Rashba spin-orbit coupling in wurtzite n-GaN:Si
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Millikelvin magnetotransport studies are carried out on heavily n-doped wurtzite GaN:Si films grown on semi-insulating GaN:Mn buffer layers by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy. The dependence of the conductivity on magnetic field and temperature is interpreted in terms of theories that take into account disorder-induced quantum interference of one-electron and many-electron self-crossing trajectories. The Rashba parameter ?R=(4.5±1) meV Å is determined, and it is shown that in the previous studies of electrons adjacent to GaN/(Al,Ga)N interfaces, bulk inversion asymmetry was dominant over structural inversion asymmetry. The comparison of experimental and theoretical values of ?R across a series of wurtzite semiconductors is presented as a test of current relativistic ab initio computation schemes. Low-temperature decoherence is discussed in terms of disorder-modified electron-electron scattering.