Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Cubic Group III-Nitrides on Free-Standing 3C-SiC Substrates


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Cubic GaN, AlxGa1-xN/GaN and InyGa1-yN/GaN multiple quantum well (MQW) layers were grown by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy on 200 &m thick free standing 3C-SiC substrates. The influence of the surface roughness of the 3C-SiC substrates and the influence of metal coverage during growth are discussed. Optimum growth conditions of c-III nitrides exist, when a one monolayer Ga coverage is formed at the growing surface. The improvement of the structural properties of cubic III-nitride layers and multilayers grown on 3C-SiC substrates is demonstrated by 1 μm thick c-GaN layers with a minimum x-ray rocking curve width of 16 arcmin, and by c-AlGaN/GaN and c-InGaN/GaN MQWs which showed up to five satellite peaks in X-ray diffraction, respectively.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 527-529)

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D. J. As et al., "Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Cubic Group III-Nitrides on Free-Standing 3C-SiC Substrates", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 527-529, pp. 1489-1492, 2006

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October 2006




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