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Impact of residual carbon on two-dimensional electron gas properties in AlxGa1−xN/GaN heterostructure
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2013 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 102, no 19, 193506- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

High tuneability of residual carbon doping is developed in a hot-wall metalorganic chemical vapor deposition reactor. Two orders of temperature-tuned carbon concentration, from ∼2 × 1018 cm−3 down to ∼1 × 1016 cm−3, can be effectively controlled in the growth of the GaN buffer layer. Excellent uniformity of two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) properties in AlxGa1−xN/AlN/GaN heterostructure with very high average carrier density and mobility, 1.1 × 1013 cm−2 and 2035 cm2/V·s, respectively, over 3" semi-insulating SiC substrate is realized with the temperature-tuned carbon doping scheme. Reduction of carbon concentration is evidenced as a key to achieve high 2DEG carrier density and mobility.

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American Institute of Physics (AIP) , 2013. Vol. 102, no 19, 193506- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96138DOI: 10.1063/1.4804600ISI: 000320440800103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-96138DiVA: diva2:640744
Available from: 2013-08-14 Created: 2013-08-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06
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1. MOCVD growth of GaN-based high electron mobility transistor structures
Open this publication in new window or tab >>MOCVD growth of GaN-based high electron mobility transistor structures
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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The present work was to improve the overall quality of GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) epitaxial structures grown on semi-insulating (SI) SiC and native GaN substrates, using an approach called bottom-to-top optimization. The bottom-to-top optimization means an entire growth process optimization, from in-situ substrate pretreatment to the epitaxial growth and then the cooling process. Great effort was put to gain the understanding of the influence of growth parameters on material properties and consequently to establish an advanced and reproducible growth process. Many state-of-the-art material properties of GaN-based HEMT structures were achieved in this work, including superior structural integrity of AlN nucleation layers for ultra-low thermal boundary resistance, excellent control of residual impurities, outstanding and nearly-perfect crystalline quality of GaN epilayers grown on SiC and native GaN substrates, respectively, and record-high room temperature 2DEG mobility obtained in simple AlGaN/GaN heterostructures.

The epitaxial growth of the wide bandgap III-nitride epilayers like GaN, AlN,  AlGaN, and InAlN, as well as various GaN-based HEMT structures was all carried out in a hot-wall metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system. A variety of structural and electrical characterizations were routinely used to provide fast feedback for adjusting growth parameters and developing improved growth processes.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2015. 59 p.
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Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1662
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Physical Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117138 (URN)10.3384/diss.diva-117138 (DOI)978-91-7519-073-0 (ISBN)
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2015-05-12, Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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