Structural variation of cubic and hexagonal Mg x Zn 1-xO layers grown on MgO(111)/c -sapphire

Z. Vashaei, T. Minegishi, H. Suzuki, T. Hanada, M. W. Cho, T. Yao, A. Setiawan

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We report on the structure study of Mgx Zn1-x O films and, in particular, we will focus on Mgx Zn1-x O layers with x=0.28 and 0.41 Mgx Zn1-x O layers with different crystal structures of cubic and wurtzite that have been grown by plasma-assisted molecular-beam epitaxy on MgOc -sapphire with MgZn flux ratio control. The Mgx Zn1-x O films have been characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and high-resolution x-ray diffraction. The dependence of the cation-anion bond length to Mg content has been studied. A virtual crystal model of MgZnO has been applied to interpret the bond-length variation. HRTEM results indicate that the initial stage of the MgZnO growth on a MgO buffer layer starts with a cubic structure even in the case of a wurtzite structure at the end of growth.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054911
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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