Improved Structural Quality and Carrier Decay Times in GaN Epitaxy on SiN and TiN Porous Network Templates
Improved structural quality and radiative efficiency were observed in GaN thin films grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition on in situ-formed SiN and TiN porous network templates. The room temperature carrier decay time of 1.86 ns measured for a TiN network sample is slightly longer than that for a 200 μm-thick high quality freestanding GaN (1.73 ns). The linewidth of the asymmetric X-Ray diffraction (XRD) (1012) peak decreases considerably with the use of SiN and TiN layers, indicating the reduction in threading dislocation density. However, no direct correlation is yet found between the decay times and the XRD linewidths, suggesting that point defect and impurity related nonradiative centers are the main parameters affecting the lifetime.
Robert P. Devaty, David J. Larkin and Stephen E. Saddow
Ü. Özgür et al., "Improved Structural Quality and Carrier Decay Times in GaN Epitaxy on SiN and TiN Porous Network Templates", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 527-529, pp. 1505-1508, 2006