Surface Texture and Crystallinity Variation of ZnTe Epilayers Grown on the Step-Terrace Structure of the Sapphire Substrate

Taizo Nakasu*, Takeru Kizu, Sotaro Yamashita, Takayuki Aiba, Shota Hattori, Wei Che Sun, Kosuke Taguri, Fukino Kazami, Yuki Hashimoto, Shun Ozaki, Masakazu Kobayashi, Toshiaki Asahi

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研究成果: Article査読

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ZnTe/sapphire heterostructures were focused, and ZnTe thin films were prepared on highly mismatched sapphire substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. A sapphire substrate possessing an atomically-smooth step-terrace structure was used to improve the crystallinity and morphology of the produced ZnTe film. The growth mode of the ZnTe thin film on a sapphire substrate with an atomically-smooth step-terrace structure was found to shift to a two-dimensional growth mode, and a ZnTe thin film possessing a flat surface was obtained. The crystallographic properties of the ZnTe film suggested that the resulting layer consisted of a single (111)-oriented domain. The photoluminescence property was also improved, and the interface lattice alignment between the ZnTe and sapphire was also affected by the atomically-smooth step-terrace structure.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)2127-2132
ページ数6
ジャーナルJournal of Electronic Materials
45
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 4 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 材料化学

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