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Characterization of GaAs thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy on Si-on-insulator
Author(s): Wen Hua Zhu; Chenglu Lin; Yue Hui Yu; Aizhen Li; Shichang Zou; Peter L. F. Hemment
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Paper Abstract

The direct growth of GaAs by molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE) on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structure is presented. Rutherford backscattering and channeling (RBS/C), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and infrared (IR) reflection measurements have been employed to characterize the GaAs thin films. RBS/C results show that there is considerable lattice disorder at the GaAs-Si interface, but the crystal quality of the GaAs thin films improves remarkably toward GaAs surface for thicker films where the minimum channeling yield drops to 10% IR reflection spectra in the wavenumber range 1500 - 5000 cm-1 were measured for GaAs thin films on SOI. Interference fringes observed in IR reflection spectra also prove that the crystalline GaAs thin films have been deposited on SOI substrates. By computer simulation of the IR reflection interference spectra refractive index profiles of the GaAs/SOI structures were obtained.

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Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1519, International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47213
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Wen Hua Zhu, Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy (China)
Chenglu Lin, Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy (China)
Yue Hui Yu, Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy (China)
Aizhen Li, Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy (China)
Shichang Zou, Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy (China)
Peter L. F. Hemment, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1519:
International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Shixun Zhou; Yongling Wang, Editor(s)

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