The effect of the metastable zincblende (ZB) InN inclusion in the stable wurtzite (WZ) InN on the threading dislocation densities (TDDs) of an InN film grown by pressurized-reactor metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy has been studied by X-ray diffraction measurements. InN films are directly grown on c-plane sapphire substrates with nitrided surfaces at 1600 Torr with the different growth temperature from 500 to 700 °C. Films including ZB-InN show the correlation between the ZB volume fraction and the edge component of TDDs, not the screw component of TDDs. This result can be crystallographically understood by a simple model explaining how the ZB structure is included, i.e., ZB domains existing side-by-side with WZ domains and twined ZB domains. This can be clearly observed by electron backscatter diffraction.
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