Low-temperature growth of GaN microcrystals from position-controlled Ga droplets arrayed by a low-energy focused ion beam system

T. Nagata, P. Ahmet, T. Sekiguchi, T. Chikyow

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Abstract

Low-temperature GaN microcrystal formation at 600 °C was demonstrated on As-terminated Si (1 0 0) in the form of periodic arrays using droplet epitaxy. In all 100 eV Ga ions were irradiated with 2 μm spacing onto As-terminated Si (1 0 0) to create reactive nucleation sites. Subsequently Ga atoms were supplied to the surface. The deposited Ga atoms from an effusion cell migrated on the surface and were trapped at the nucleation sites to form Ga droplets. Excited atomic nitrogen was then supplied to the surface to form GaN microcrystals. SEM observations indicated that the GaN microcrystals with 0.8 μm diameter were present every 2 μm periodically. Band edge emission was observed from the GaN microcrystals by cathode luminescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-331
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume283
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A1. Nanostructures
  • A1. Nucleation
  • B1. Nanomaterials
  • B1. Nitride
  • B2. Semiconducting III-V materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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