Indium nitride and indium gallium nitride layers grown on nanorods

R. F. Webster, D. Cherns, L. E. Goff, S. V. Novikov, C. T. Foxon, A. M. Fischer, Fernando Ponce

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Molecular beam epitaxy has been used to grow InN layers on both Si and SiC substrates and In0.5Ga0.5N layers on Si substrates using a nanorod precursor array. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies show that nanorods grown first under N-rich conditions, and then under more metal-rich conditions to promote lateral growth are free of dislocations until coalescence occurs. At coalescence, dislocations are introduced at grain boundaries. These are predominantly twist boundaries, with better epitaxial alignment seen on SiC substrates. The lateral growth of In0.5Ga 0.5N is shown to be cubic, tentatively ascribed to the growth of basal plane stacking faults at the start of the lateral growth and the low growth temperatures used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012025
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Event18th Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials Conference, MSM 2013 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 11 2013

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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