The microstructure of InAs1-xBix (x~4.5% and ~5.8%) films and Bi-mediated InAs/InAs1-xSbx type-II superlattices grown by molecular beam epitaxy on GaSb (0 0 1) substrates has been investigated by electron microscopy techniques. Lateral compositional modulation exists in both smooth and hazy regions of all InAsBi films observed but no atomic ordering is apparent using current imaging projections. Surface droplets present in hazy regions assume a zincblende crystalline structure that is usually tilted relative to the underlying dilute bismide film. Study of Bi-mediated InAs/InAs0.81Sb0.19 type-II superlattices indicates that the InAs-on-InAsSb interface still appears broadened relative to the InAsSb-on-InAs interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
StatePublished - Jul 28 2015


  • Bismides
  • Infrared detection
  • Interface abruptness
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Phase separation
  • Type-II superlattices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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