An atomically flat GaAs(001) surface can be obtained by a two-step atomic hydrogen (atomic-H) irradiation technique. This method includes low-temperature cleaning and high-temperature smoothening of the GaAs subtle surface. The reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and AFM study showed that a wide terrace with a 1 monolayer step height was observed when a GaAs(001) surface was cleaned at 400°C and smoothened at 540°C with atomic-H irradiation. The irradiation of atomic-H during the high temperature process maintained a certain surface stoichiometry, and resulted in an atomically flat substrate surface. This technique is useful for heterovalent epitaxy systems involving a single chamber growth system.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters|
|号||10 SUPPL. B|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1997 10 15|
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