Low field transport properties of two-dimensional electron gas in selectively doped N-AlGaAs/GaInAs/GaAs pseudomorphic structures

Ji Kui Luo, Hideo Ohno, Kinichiro Matsuzaki, Hideki Hasegawa

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Abstract

In order to clarify the low field transport properties of two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in selectively doped (SD) AlGaAs/GaInAs/GaAs pseudomorphic structures, electron effective mass as well as electron scattering mechanisms were investigated using molecular beam epitaxially grown SD-Al0.3Ga0.7As/Ga0.87In0.13As/GaAs structures. Temperature dependence of Shubnikov-de Haas oscillation showed that the effective mass of 2DEG was greater than that of a bulk alloy. Enhancement of the effective mass quantitatively agrees with that expected from the effect of strain and nonparabolicity. The 2DEG mobilities were measured by Hall measurements as a function of carrier concentration, ns, as well as a function of temperature. At a low temperature range (< 40 K), mobility increased with increasing ns and saturated at a high ns region where virtually no temperature dependence was observed. Comparison of the mobility with that of AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures and the results of the scattering theory revealed that the mobility at low temperatures can be quantitatively explained by the cluster scattering due to compositional nonuniformity in addition to the remote ionized impurity scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1831-1840
Number of pages10
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume27
Issue number10 R
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aigaas/GalnAs/GaAs heterostructure
  • Alloy scattering
  • Cluster scattering
  • Effective mass
  • Field effect transistor
  • Low field mobility
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Shubnikov de Haas
  • Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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