Metal organic vapor phase epitaxy growth of (Al)GaN heterostructures on SiC/Si(111) templates synthesized by topochemical method of atoms substitution

Mariia M. Rozhavskaia, Sergey A. Kukushkin, Andrey Osipov, Alexandr V. Myasoedov, Sergey I. Troshkov, Lev M. Sorokin, Pavel N. Brunkov, Alexandr V. Baklanov, Rodion S. Telyatnik, Raghavendra Rao Juluri, Kjeld Pedersen, Vladimir Popok

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We report a novel approach for metal organic vapor phase epitaxy of (Al)GaN heterostructures on Si substrates. An approximately 90–100 nm thick SiC buffer layer is synthesized using the reaction between Si substrate and CO gas. Highresolution transmission electron microscopy reveals sharp crystalline interfaces with epitaxial relationship between SiC/Si and AlN/SiC layers. Optimization of SiC morphology and AlN seed layer thickness facilitates the growth of GaN layers free of pits (v-defects). It is also found that Si doping
eliminates these defects in the case of growth on SiC templates with non-optimized surface morphology. Thus, synthesis of thin SiC buffer layer is suggested as a solution for the interface problems at the initial stage of III-N on Si epitaxy.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer1700190
TidsskriftPhysica Status Solidi. A: Applications and Materials Science
Vol/bind214
Udgave nummer10
Antal sider7
ISSN0031-8965
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2017

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