TITLE

Reduction of threading dislocation density in GaN using an intermediate temperature interlayer

AUTHOR(S)
Bourret-Courchesne, E. D.; Bourret-Courchesne, E.D.; Kellermann, S.; Yu, K. M.; Yu, K.M.; Benamara, M.; Liliental-Weber, Z.; Washburn, J.; Irvine, S. J. C.; Irvine, S.J.C.; Stafford, A.
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/27/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
GaN thin films with a reduced threading dislocation density have been produced by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy using an intermediate temperature interlayer. A description of the growth process is presented with characterization results. Reduction of the dislocation density was obtained by insertion of a single thin interlayer grown at an intermediate temperature after the initial growth at high temperature. A large percentage of the threading dislocations present in the first GaN epilayer are found to bend in the interlayer and do not propagate in the top layer grown at higher temperature in a lateral growth mode. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4415080

 

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