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Molecular beam epitaxy of CdTe and HgCdTe on large-area Si(100)
Author(s): R. Sporken; M. D. Lange; Jean-Pierre Faurie
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Paper Abstract

The current status of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of CdTe and HgCdTe on Si(100) is reviewed. CdTe and HgCdTe grow in the (111)B orientation on Si(100); monocrystalline films with two domains are obtained on most nominal Si(100) substrates, single domain films are grown on misoriented substrates and on nominal Si(100) preheated to 900-950 degree(s)C. Double-crystal x-ray rocking curves (DCRCs) with full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) as low as 110 arcsec are reported for HgCdTe on silicon; these layers are n-type, and electron mobilities higher than 5 X 104 cm2V-2s-1 are measured at 23 K for x equals 0.26. Excellent thickness and composition uniformity is obtained: standard deviation of the CdTe thickness 0.4% of the average thickness on 2-in. and 2.3% on 5-in., standard deviation of the Cd concentration in the HgCdTe layers 0.6% of the average concentration on 3-in. and 2.4% on 5-in. First results regarding growth of CdTe on patterned Si substrates are also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1512, Infrared and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47157
Show Author Affiliations
R. Sporken, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
M. D. Lange, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Jean-Pierre Faurie, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1512:
Infrared and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Ahmed Naumaan; Carlo Corsi; Joseph M. Baixeras; Alain J. Kreisler, Editor(s)

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