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Author Borysiuk, J. ♦ Sakowski, K. ♦ Muziol, G. ♦ Krukowski, S. ♦ Dróżdż, P. ♦ Korona, K. P. ♦ Sobczak, K. ♦ Skierbiszewski, C. ♦ Kaminska, A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ CONCENTRATION RATIO ♦ CRYSTALLOGRAPHY ♦ DEPLETION LAYER ♦ DISLOCATIONS ♦ ELECTRIC FIELDS ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ GALLIUM NITRIDES ♦ INDIUM ♦ MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY ♦ MOLECULAR BEAMS ♦ PEAKS ♦ PHOTOLUMINESCENCE ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ QUATERNARY ALLOY SYSTEMS ♦ STRAINS ♦ TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE ♦ TIME DEPENDENCE ♦ TIME RESOLUTION ♦ TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
Abstract Molecular beam epitaxy growth and basic physical properties of quaternary AlInGaN layers, sufficiently thick for construction of electron blocking layers (EBL), embedded in ternary InGaN layers are presented. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurement revealed good crystallographic structure and compositional uniformity of the quaternary layers contained in other nitride layers, which are typical for construction of nitride based devices. The AlInGaN layer was epitaxially compatible to InGaN matrix, strained, and no strain related dislocation creation was observed. The strain penetrated for limited depth, below 3 nm, even for relatively high content of indium (7%). For lower indium content (0.6%), the strain was below the detection limit by TEM strain analysis. The structures containing quaternary AlInGaN layers were studied by time dependent photoluminescence (PL) at different temperatures and excitation powers. It was shown that PL spectra contain three peaks: high energy donor bound exciton peak from the bulk GaN (DX GaN) and the two peaks (A and B) from InGaN layers. No emission from quaternary AlInGaN layers was observed. An accumulation of electrons on the EBL interface in high-In sample and formation of 2D electron gas (2DEG) was detected. The dynamics of 2DEG was studied by time resolved luminescence revealing strong dependence of emission energy on the 2DEG concentration. Theoretical calculations as well as power-dependence and temperature-dependence analysis showed the importance of electric field inside the structure. At the interface, the field was screened by carriers and could be changed by illumination. From these measurements, the dynamics of electric field was described as the discharge of carriers accumulated on the EBL.
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-07-07
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 120
Issue Number 1


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