High quality InAs and GaSb thin layers grown on Si (111)

Sepideh Gorji, Martin Berg, Kimberly Dick Thelander, Lars-Erik Wernersson

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We have investigated growth of thin epitaxial layers of InAs on Si (1 1 1) substrates by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE) and successfully grown GaSb layers on InAs. Furthermore, we have studied the effect of growth temperature and material flow on the nucleation stage and also nucleated GaSb nanowires on the underlying GaSb layer. The InAs layers are grown by a standard two-step growth approach. The main parameter under investigation is the effect of incorporating more nucleation layers into the growth process. The addition of more nucleation layers clearly correlates with the surface morphology and quality of the resulting InAs layer. Morphological and structural characterizations prove that a perfect quality InAs layer is achieved by incorporating 4 nucleation layers. Deposited layers with 250 nm thickness and 0.4 nm atomic step roughness have a mobility of 2400 cm(2)/Vs and a carrier concentration of 2.7 x 10(18) cm(-3). Moreover, we have utilized the InAs film to grow a GaSb layer and observed atomic step roughness for a thin film of similar to 300 nm. Finally we demonstrate the growth of GaSb nanowires on the GaSb layer. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Solid State Physics (011013006), Electrical and information technology (011041010), Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Materials Engineering


  • Nucleation
  • Metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy
  • Indium arsenide
  • Gallium
  • antimonide


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