Single Quantum Well Heterostructures of MgZnO/ZnO/MgZnO on C-Plane Sapphire


The single quantum well heterostructures of MgZnO/ZnO/MgZnO were grown on c-plane sapphire substrate by pulsed laser deposition. The well width was varied from 10 nm to 40 nm by controlling the deposition rate via number of laser pulsed on ZnO target. Using photoluminescence spectroscopy, we have observed a blue shift with respect to a thick ZnO reference sample when the well width was decreased. These results were fitted with calculations based on the simple square well model using the appropriate electron and holes effective masses. The quantized-energy and band offset as a function of well width, growth conditions, interface roughness, and possible quantum size effects on the quantum wells are discussed.

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Choopun, S., Chalk, D.M., Yang, W. et al. Single Quantum Well Heterostructures of MgZnO/ZnO/MgZnO on C-Plane Sapphire. MRS Online Proceedings Library 623, 359 (2000).

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