Electrical and optical characterization of GaN HVPE layers related to extended defects



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Castaldini, A. and Cavallini, A. and Polenta, L. and Díaz-Guerra Viejo, Carlos and Piqueras de Noriega, Javier (2002) Electrical and optical characterization of GaN HVPE layers related to extended defects. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 14 (48). pp. 13095-13104. ISSN 0953-8984

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/14/48/355


The study of the effect of extended defects, present in very large numbers in GaN epilayers, on the material properties and device performance is one of the most important aims of the current research in the field of III nitrides. Thickness strongly influences electrical and optical properties of epitaxially grown GaN. Due to the lattice mismatch between sapphire and GaN, extended defects (mainly threading dislocations) are generated at the sapphire/epilayer interface, and a degenerate layer, characterized by high defect density and high conductivity. has been observed. Movin toward the top surface, the density of the extended defects, which seem to greatly affect the material properties. gradually decreases. This fact mainly causes the commonly observed electrical and optical inhomogeneities. This work deals with the comparative study by means of optical and electrical characterization between two HVPE-grown layers with different thickness (2.6 and 55 mum) in order to check the effects of the extended defect distribution across the sample.

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© 2002 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Conference on Extended Defects in Semiconductors (EDS 2002)(2002. Bologna, Italia)
The authors wish to thank D C Look and R J Molnar for providing the samples. This research has been performed in the framework of the Wood-Witt Project joint programme administered between the Office of Navy Research (ONR) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
(AFOSR). http://www.woodwitt.org

Uncontrolled Keywords:Vapor-Phase Epitaxy, Persistent Photoconductivity, Yellow Luminescence, Deep Levels, Doped Gan, Films, Spectroscopy, Vacancies
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:26281
Deposited On:16 Jul 2014 10:19
Last Modified:12 May 2016 18:07

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