Low-Temperature Homoepitaxial Growth of Gan Using Hyperthermal Molecular Beams

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In situ cleaning of MOCVD-grown GaN/AlN/6H-SiC substrates using NH3-seeded supersonic molecular beams was investigated. Removal of surface carbon and oxygen contaminants was achieved by heating at 730°C under a hyperthermal NH 3 beam. Oxygen is removed primarily by thermal desorption; however, carbon removal requires an NH3 flux. Atomically smooth surfaces with regular steps are obtained after NH3 beam cleaning. Homoepitaxial growth of smooth, highly textured GaN films was accomplished at 700°C by employing a 0.61-eV NH3 beam and an effusive Ga source.

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Michel, A., Chen, E., Thomson, D. et al. Low-Temperature Homoepitaxial Growth of Gan Using Hyperthermal Molecular Beams. MRS Online Proceedings Library 512, 437–443 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-512-437

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