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Title: Analysis of twin defects in GaAs(111)B molecular beam epitaxy growth

Abstract

The formation of twin is common during GaAs(111) and GaN(0001) molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) metalorganic chemical vapor deposition growth. A stacking fault in the zinc-blende (ZB)(111) direction can be described as an insertion of one monolayer of wurtzite structure, sandwiched between two ZB structures that have been rotated 60 degree sign along the growth direction. GaAs(111)A/B MBE growth within typical growth temperature regimes is complicated by the formation of pyramidal structures and 60 degree sign rotated twins, which are caused by faceting and stacking fault formation. Although previous studies have revealed much about the structure of these twins, a well-established simple nondestructive characterization method which allows the measurement of total aerial density of the twins does not exist at present. In this article, the twin density of AlGaAs layers grown on 1 degree sign miscut GaAs(111)B substrates has been measured using high resolution x-ray diffraction, and characterized with a combination of Nomarski microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. These comparisons permit the relationship between the aerial twin density and the growth condition to be determined quantitatively. (c) 2000 American Vacuum Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  2. National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  3. Department of Electronic Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216762
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. B, Microelectronics Processing and Phenomena
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0734-211X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; GALLIUM NITRIDES; MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY; TWINNING; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Park, Yeonjoon, Cich, Michael J., Zhao, Rian, Specht, Petra, Weber, Eicke R., Stach, Eric, and Nozaki, Shinji. Analysis of twin defects in GaAs(111)B molecular beam epitaxy growth. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1116/1.591427.
Park, Yeonjoon, Cich, Michael J., Zhao, Rian, Specht, Petra, Weber, Eicke R., Stach, Eric, & Nozaki, Shinji. Analysis of twin defects in GaAs(111)B molecular beam epitaxy growth. United States. doi:10.1116/1.591427.
Park, Yeonjoon, Cich, Michael J., Zhao, Rian, Specht, Petra, Weber, Eicke R., Stach, Eric, and Nozaki, Shinji. Mon . "Analysis of twin defects in GaAs(111)B molecular beam epitaxy growth". United States. doi:10.1116/1.591427.
@article{osti_20216762,
title = {Analysis of twin defects in GaAs(111)B molecular beam epitaxy growth},
author = {Park, Yeonjoon and Cich, Michael J. and Zhao, Rian and Specht, Petra and Weber, Eicke R. and Stach, Eric and Nozaki, Shinji},
abstractNote = {The formation of twin is common during GaAs(111) and GaN(0001) molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) metalorganic chemical vapor deposition growth. A stacking fault in the zinc-blende (ZB)(111) direction can be described as an insertion of one monolayer of wurtzite structure, sandwiched between two ZB structures that have been rotated 60 degree sign along the growth direction. GaAs(111)A/B MBE growth within typical growth temperature regimes is complicated by the formation of pyramidal structures and 60 degree sign rotated twins, which are caused by faceting and stacking fault formation. Although previous studies have revealed much about the structure of these twins, a well-established simple nondestructive characterization method which allows the measurement of total aerial density of the twins does not exist at present. In this article, the twin density of AlGaAs layers grown on 1 degree sign miscut GaAs(111)B substrates has been measured using high resolution x-ray diffraction, and characterized with a combination of Nomarski microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. These comparisons permit the relationship between the aerial twin density and the growth condition to be determined quantitatively. (c) 2000 American Vacuum Society.},
doi = {10.1116/1.591427},
journal = {Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. B, Microelectronics Processing and Phenomena},
issn = {0734-211X},
number = 3,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}