The electron effective mass in n-type InNxAs1-x (with x up to 3.0%) grown by gas-source molecular-beam epitaxy was obtained from infrared reflectivity and Hall-effect measurements. The large increase of the effective mass due to the incorporation of nitrogen is attributed mainly to the nitrogen-induced modification on the electronic states near the conduction-band edge. The well-known band anticrossing (BAC) model for the electronic structure of the III-N-V alloys cannot well describe the experimental data, especially in the region of higher electron concentration. This result provides an opportunity to examine the "universality" of the BAC model.
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