Micro-Raman scattering profiling studies on HVPE-grown free-standing GaN
2004 (English)In: Physica status solidi. A, Applied research, ISSN 0031-8965, E-ISSN 1521-396X, Vol. 201, no 12, 2773-2776 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Free-standing GaN of ∼330 μm thickness with low defect density was prepared by hydride vapor-phase epitaxy (HVPE) on sapphire in a vertical atmospheric-pressure reactor and a subsequent laser-induced lift-off process. The structural and optical properties of the material were assessed by various characterization techniques, like X-ray diffraction, photo- and cathodoluminescence, spectroscopic ellipsometry, positron annihilation spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Here, we focus on μ-Raman scattering profiling studies providing the vertical strain distribution and the evolution of the crystalline quality with increasing layer thickness. Profiles of the free-carrier concentration are obtained from monitoring the LO-phonon plasmon coupled mode. Comparative investigations are performed on the material before and after separation of the sapphire substrate. The GaN material presented here is well capable of serving as a substrate for further homoepitaxial strain-relaxed and crack-free growth needed for fabrication of high-quality III-nitride device heterostructures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 201, no 12, 2773-2776 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46173DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200405013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46173DiVA: diva2:267069