In situ Auger electron spectroscopy of carbon transient behavior on GaAs surfaces exposed to trimethylgallium

S. Goto, H. Ohno, Y. Nomura, Y. Morishita, A. Watanabe, Y. Katayama

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Abstract

Surface species and its transient behavior on GaAs surfaces exposed to trimethylgallium (TMGa) have been observed directly by in situ Auger electron spectroscopy under the condition where the self-limiting growth of GaAs takes place by chemical beam epitaxy (CBE). After exposure to TMGa, the initial carbon (C) intensity related to alkyls originating from TMGa exponentially decreases with a large time constant (105 s, at 490°C), eventually reaching a steady state. The dynamic transient of surface reconstruction during this desorption process of the alkyls was observed by reflection high-energy electron diffraction. A modified atomic layer epitaxy growth showed that self-limiting growth occurs on the steady state surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1009
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume127
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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