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Defect structures in MBE grown GaAs on Si
Author(s): Sam-Dong Kim; Tony Ma; Zofia U. Rek; James S. Harris
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Paper Abstract

The major remaining limitation for the application of GaAs on Si is the reduction of high dislocation density and resulting electronic defects in the GaAs layer. We have investigated defect structures in GaAs layers grown on Si by molecular beam epitaxy(MBE) with different structures in the GaAs/Si interface region. Interface region variables include thickness, designs of InGaiAs/GaAs strained layer superlattices(SLSs) and growth conditions of the GaAs buffer layers(AsJGa ratio and in-situ annealing at 750°C). These layers were examined by transmission electron microscope(TEM) and double crystal Xray diffraction. Defects, such as dislocations and stacking faults, exhibit a much stronger dependence on the growth conditions of the GaAs buffer layers compared to the magnitude of strain energy in the SLSs. Larger misorientation angles(O.35° and 0.26°) between the GaAs epilayers and Si substrates resulted in reduced defect densities compared to more highly dislocated layers with less misorientation(O°,1.O°,1.O° and 0.3°).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1285, Growth of Semiconductor Structures and High-Tc Thin Films on Semiconductors, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20823
Show Author Affiliations
Sam-Dong Kim, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Tony Ma, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Zofia U. Rek, Stanford Univ. (United States)
James S. Harris, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1285:
Growth of Semiconductor Structures and High-Tc Thin Films on Semiconductors
Anupam Madhukar, Editor(s)

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