We developed a probe-electron-beam-induced current (probe-EBIC) technique to investigate the electrical properties of n-Al0.48In0.52As/i-Ga0.30In0.70As electron channel structures for a high-electron-mobility transistor, grown on a lattice-matched InP substrate and lattice-mismatched GaAs (001) and Si (001) substrates. EBIC imaging of planar surfaces at low magnifications revealed misfit dislocations originating from the AlInAs-graded buffer layer. The cross-sections of GaInAs channel structures on an InP substrate were studied by high-magnification EBIC imaging as well as cathodoluminescence (CL) spectroscopy. EBIC imaging showed that the structure is nearly defect-free and the carrier depletion zone extends from the channel toward the i-AlInAs buffer layer.
- Electron beam-induced current
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging