A new AlON buffer layer for RF-MBE growth of AlN on a sapphire substrate

Toshiki Makimoto, K. Kumakura, M. Maeda, H. Yamamoto, Y. Horikoshi

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    Abstract

    A 20 nm-thick AlON buffer layer consisting of Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>, graded AlON, AlN, and thin Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> amorphous films was used to grow AlN on a sapphire substrate by molecular beam epitaxy with radio frequency plasma for nitrogen source (RF-MBE). Mirror-smooth AlN layers were successfully obtained using this new AlON buffer layer. The total threading dislocation densities of AlN layers are comparable to those reported for the high-quality AlN layers grown by RF-MBE using the conventional low-temperature (LT) buffer layer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)138-140
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Volume425
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 28

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    Aluminum Oxide
    Buffer layers
    Molecular beam epitaxy
    Sapphire
    sapphire
    buffers
    Substrates
    Amorphous films
    Mirrors
    Nitrogen
    Plasmas
    Thin films
    radio frequencies
    molecular beam epitaxy
    mirrors
    nitrogen
    Temperature

    Keywords

    • A3. Molecular beam epitaxy
    • B1. AlON
    • B1. Nitrides
    • B1. Sapphire
    • B2. AlN
    • B2. Semiconducting III-V materials

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry

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    A new AlON buffer layer for RF-MBE growth of AlN on a sapphire substrate. / Makimoto, Toshiki; Kumakura, K.; Maeda, M.; Yamamoto, H.; Horikoshi, Y.

    In: Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 425, 28.07.2015, p. 138-140.

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    Makimoto, Toshiki ; Kumakura, K. ; Maeda, M. ; Yamamoto, H. ; Horikoshi, Y. / A new AlON buffer layer for RF-MBE growth of AlN on a sapphire substrate. In: Journal of Crystal Growth. 2015 ; Vol. 425. pp. 138-140.
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