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  • 1.
    Adam, Rania Elhadi
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik, elektroteknik och matematik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Chalangar, Ebrahim
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik, elektroteknik och matematik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Pirhashemi, Mahsa
    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
    Pozina, Galia
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Liu, Xianjie
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Ytors Fysik och Kemi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Pettersson, Håkan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik, elektroteknik och matematik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden; Solid State Physics and NanoLund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik, elektroteknik och matematik.
    Nur, Omer
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik, elektroteknik och matematik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Graphene-based plasmonic nanocomposites for highly enhanced solar-driven photocatalytic activities2019Inngår i: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 9, nr 52, s. 30585-30598Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    High-efficiency photocatalysts are crucial for the removal of organic pollutants and environmental sustainability. In the present work, we report on a new low-temperature hydrothermal chemical method, assisted by ultrasonication, to synthesize disruptive plasmonic ZnO/graphene/Ag/AgI nanocomposites for solar-driven photocatalysis. The plasmonic nanocomposites were investigated by a wide range of characterization techniques, confirming successful formation of photocatalysts with excellent degradation efficiency. Using Congo red as a model dye molecule, our experimental results demonstrated a photocatalytic reactivity exceeding 90% efficiency after one hour simulated solar irradiation. The significantly enhanced degradation efficiency is attributed to improved electronic properties of the nanocomposites by hybridization of the graphene and to the addition of Ag/AgI which generates a strong surface plasmon resonance effect in the metallic silver further improving the photocatalytic activity and stability under solar irradiation. Scavenger experiments suggest that superoxide and hydroxyl radicals are responsible for the photodegradation of Congo red. Our findings are important for the fundamental understanding of the photocatalytic mechanism of ZnO/graphene/Ag/AgI nanocomposites and can lead to further development of novel efficient photocatalyst materials.

  • 2.
    Amloy, Supaluck
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Karlsson, Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Y. T.
    Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
    Chen, K. H.
    Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
    Hsu, H. C.
    Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    Hsiao, C. L.
    Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan.
    Chen, L. C.
    Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Excitons and biexcitons in InGaN quantum dot like localization centersManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Indium segregation in a narrow InGaN single quantum well creates quantum dot (QD) like exciton localization centers. Cross section transmission electron microscopy reveals varying shapes and lateral sizes in the range ~1-5 nm of the QD-like features, while scanning near field optical microscopy demonstrates a highly inhomogeneous spatial distribution of optically active individual localization centers. Microphotoluminescence spectroscopy confirms the spectrally inhomogeneous distribution of localization centers, in which the exciton and the biexciton related emissions from single centers of varying geometry could be identified by means of excitation power dependencies. Interestingly, the biexciton binding energy (Ebxx) was found to vary from center to center, between 3 to -22 meV, in correlation with the exciton emission energy. Negative binding energies justify the three-dimensional quantum confinement, which confirms QD-like properties of the localization centers.! The observed energy correlation is proposed to be understood as variations of the lateral extension of the confinement potential, which would yield smaller values of Ebxx for reduced lateral extension and higher exciton emission energy. The proposed relation between lateral extension and Ebxx is further supported by the exciton and the biexciton recombination lifetimes of a single QD, which suggest a lateral extension of merely ~3 nm for a QD with strongly negative Ebxx = -15.5 meV.

  • 3.
    Amloy, Supaluck
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Thaksin University, Thailand.
    Karlsson, K. Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Eriksson, Martin O
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O. Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Y. T.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Academia Sinica, Taiwan .
    Chen, K. H.
    Academia Sinica, Taiwan; National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    Hsu, H. C.
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    Hsiao, C. L.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    Chen, L. C.
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Excitons and biexcitons in InGaN quantum dot like localization centers2014Inngår i: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, Vol. 25, nr 49, s. 495702-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Indium segregation in a narrow InGaN single quantum well creates quantum dot (QD) like exciton localization centers. Cross-section transmission electron microscopy reveals varying shapes and lateral sizes in the range ∼1–5 nm of the QD-like features, while scanning near field optical microscopy demonstrates a highly inhomogeneous spatial distribution of optically active individual localization centers. Microphotoluminescence spectroscopy confirms the spectrally inhomogeneous distribution of localization centers, in which the exciton and the biexciton related emissions from single centers of varying geometry could be identified by means of excitation power dependencies. Interestingly, the biexciton binding energy (Ebxx) was found to vary from center to center, between 3 to −22 meV, in correlation with the exciton emission energy. Negative binding energies are only justified by a three-dimensional quantum confinement, which confirms QD-like properties of the localization centers. The observed energy correlation is proposed to be understood as variations of the lateral extension of the confinement potential, which would yield smaller values of Ebxx for reduced lateral extension and higher exciton emission energy. The proposed relation between lateral extension and Ebxx is further supported by the exciton and the biexciton recombination lifetimes of a single QD, which suggest a lateral extension of merely ∼3 nm for a QD with strongly negative Ebxx = −15.5 meV. 

  • 4.
    Chen, Jr-Tai
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Ingemar
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Nilsson, Daniel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsu, Chih-Wei
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Forsberg, Urban
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Janzén, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Room-Temperature mobility above 2200 cm2/V.s of two-dimensional electron gas in a sharp-interface AlGaN/GaN heterostructure2015Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 106, nr 25, artikkel-id 251601Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A high mobility of 2250 cm2/V·s of a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in a metalorganic chemical vapor deposition-grown AlGaN/GaN heterostructure was demonstrated. The mobility enhancement was a result of better electron confinement due to a sharp AlGaN/GaN interface, as confirmed by scanning transmission electron microscopy analysis, not owing to the formation of a traditional thin AlN exclusion layer. Moreover, we found that the electron mobility in the sharp-interface heterostructures can sustain above 2000 cm2/V·s for a wide range of 2DEG densities. Finally, it is promising that the sharp-interface AlGaN/GaN heterostructure would enable low contact resistance fabrication, less impurity-related scattering, and trapping than the AlGaN/AlN/GaN heterostructure, as the high-impurity-contained AlN is removed.

  • 5.
    Chen, Yen-Ting
    et al.
    Academic Sinica, Taiwan .
    Araki, Tsutomu
    Ritsumeikan University, Japan .
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O A
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Li-Chyong
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan .
    Chen, Kuei-Hsien
    Academic Sinica, Taiwan .
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Nanishi, Yasushi
    Ritsumeikan University, Japan .
    Nucleation of single GaN nanorods with diameters smaller than 35 nm by molecular beam epitaxy2013Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 103, nr 20, s. 203108-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Nucleation mechanism of catalyst-free GaN nanorod grown on Si(111) is investigated by the fabrication of uniform and narrow (andlt; 35 nm) nanorods without a pre-defined mask by molecular beam epitaxy. Direct evidences show that the nucleation of GaN nanorods stems from the sidewall of the underlying islands down to the Si(111) substrate, different from commonly reported ones on top of the island directly. Accordingly, the growth and density control of the nanorods is exploited by a "narrow-pass" approach that only narrow nanorod can be grown. The optimal size of surrounding non-nucleation area around single nanorod is estimated as 88 nm.

  • 6.
    Filippov, Stanislav
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Jansson, Mattias
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Stehr, Jan Eric
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Persson, Per O. Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Ishikawa, Fumitaro
    Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan.
    Chen, Weimin M.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Buyanova, Irina A.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Funktionella elektroniska material. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Strongly polarized quantum-dot-like light emitters embedded in GaAs/GaNAs core/shell nanowires2016Inngår i: Nanoscale, ISSN 2040-3364, E-ISSN 2040-3372, Vol. 8, nr 35, s. 15939-15947Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent developments in fabrication techniques and extensive investigations of the physical properties of III-V semiconductor nanowires (NWs), such as GaAs NWs, have demonstrated their potential for a multitude of advanced electronic and photonics applications. Alloying of GaAs with nitrogen can further enhance the performance and extend the device functionality via intentional defects and heterostructure engineering in GaNAs and GaAs/GaNAs coaxial NWs. In this work, it is shown that incorporation of nitrogen in GaAs NWs leads to formation of three-dimensional confining potentials caused by short-range fluctuations in the nitrogen composition, which are superimposed on long-range alloy disorder. The resulting localized states exhibit a quantum-dot like electronic structure, forming optically active states in the GaNAs shell. By directly correlating the structural and optical properties of individual NWs, it is also shown that formation of the localized states is efficient in pure zinc-blende wires and is further facilitated by structural polymorphism. The light emission from these localized states is found to be spectrally narrow (similar to 50-130 mu eV) and is highly polarized (up to 100%) with the preferable polarization direction orthogonal to the NW axis, suggesting a preferential orientation of the localization potential. These properties of self-assembled nano-emitters embedded in the GaNAs-based nanowire structures may be attractive for potential optoelectronic applications.

  • 7.
    Folkenant, M.
    et al.
    Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Nygren, K.
    Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Impact Coatings AB, Linköping, Sweden.
    Malinovskis, Paulius
    Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O.Å .
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Lewin, E.
    Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Jansson, U.
    Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Structure and properties of Cr–C/Ag films deposited by magnetron sputtering2015Inngår i: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 281, s. 184-192Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Cr–C/Ag thin films with 0–14 at.% Ag have been deposited by magnetron sputtering from elemental targets. The samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to study their structure and chemical bonding. A complex nanocomposite structure consisting of three phases; nanocrystalline Ag, amorphous CrCx and amorphous carbon is reported. The carbon content in the amorphous carbide phase was determined to be 32–33 at.% C, independent of Ag content. Furthermore, SEM and XPS results showed higher amounts of Ag on the surface compared to the bulk. The hardness and Young's modulus were reduced from 12 to 8 GPa and from 270 to 170 GPa, respectively, with increasing Ag content. The contact resistance was found to decrease with Ag addition, with the most Ag rich sample approaching the values of an Ag reference sample. Initial tribological tests gave friction coefficients in the range of 0.3 to 0.5, with no clear trends. Annealing tests show that the material is stable after annealing at 500 °C for 1 h, but not after annealing at 800 °C for 1 h. In combination, these results suggest that sputtered Cr–C/Ag films could be potentially applicable for electric contact applications.

  • 8.
    Halim, Joseph
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Lu, Jun
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Thörnberg, Jimmy
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    E. J., Moon
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States.
    M., Precner
    Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava 84104, Slovak Republic.
    Eklund, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Persson, Per O. Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    M. W., Barsoum
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States.
    Rosén, Johanna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Nb1.33C (MXene) with Randomly Distributed Vacancies by Etching of the Quaternary Solid Solution (Nb2/3Sc1/3)2AlC MAX Phase2018Inngår i: ACS Applied Nano Materials, ISSN 2574-0970, Vol. 1, nr 6, s. 2455-2460Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Introducing point defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials can alter or enhance their properties. Here, we demonstrate how etching a laminated (Nb2/3Sc1/3)2AlC MAX phase (solid solution) of both the Sc and Al atoms results in a 2D Nb1.33C material (MXene) with a large number of vacancies and vacancy clusters. This method is applicable to any quaternary, or higher, MAX phase, wherein one of the transition metals is more reactive than the other and could be of vital importance in applications such as catalysis and energy storage. We also report, for the first time, on the existence of solid solution (Nb2/3Sc1/3)3AlC2 and (Nb2/3Sc1/3)4AlC3 phases.

  • 9.
    Henry, Anne
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lundskog, Anders
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Ivanov, Ivan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kakanakova-Georgieva, Anelia
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial.
    Forsberg, Urban
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Janzén, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    AlGaN Multiple Quantum Wells and AlN Grown in a Hot-wall MOCVD for Deep UV Applications2009Inngår i: ECS Transactions, Vol. 25, Iss. 8, ECS , 2009, s. 837-844Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    AlxGa1-xN multiple quantum wells (MQW) were grown on AlN epilayer grown on 4H-SiC substrate. The growth was performed without interruption in a horizontal hot-wall MOCVD reactor using a mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen as carrier gases. The precursors were ammonia, trimethylaluminum and trimethylgallium. Results obtained from X-ray diffraction and infra-red reflectance were used to obtain the composition of the films when growing simple AlxGa1 xN layer. Visible reflectance was used to evaluate the thickness of the films. Finally the MQW parameters as thicknesses and composition variation were obtained by scanning transmission electron microscopy and demonstrated an agreement with the growth parameters used

  • 10.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Magnusson, Roger
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tillämpad optik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O. Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Valyukh, Sergiy
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tillämpad optik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Järrendahl, Kenneth
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tillämpad optik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Curved-Lattice Epitaxial Growth of InxAl1-xN Nanospirals with Tailored Chirality2015Inngår i: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 15, nr 1, s. 294-300Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Chirality, tailored by external morphology and internal composition, has been realized by controlled curved-lattice epitaxial growth (CLEG) of uniform coatings of single-crystalline InxAl1-xN nanospirals. The nanospirals are formed by sequentially stacking segments of curved nanorods on top of each other, where each segment is incrementally rotated around the spiral axis. By controlling the growth rate, segment length, rotation direction, and incremental rotation angle, spirals are tailored to predetermined handedness, pitch, and height.  The curved morphology of the segments is a result of a lateral compositional gradient across the segments while maintaining a preferred crystallographic growth direction, implying a lateral gradient in optical properties as well. Left- and right-handed nanospirals, tailored with 5 periods of 200 nm pitch, as confirmed by scanning electron microscopy, exhibit uniform spiral diameters of ~80 nm (local segment diameters of ~60 nm) with tapered hexagonal tips.  High resolution electron microscopy, in combination with nanoprobe energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and valence electron energy loss spectroscopy, show that individual nanospirals consist of an In-rich core with ~15 nm-diameter hexagonal cross-section, comprised of curved basal planes. The core is surrounded by an Al-rich shell with a thickness asymmetry spiraling along the core. The ensemble nanospirals, across the 1 cm2 wafers, show high in-plane ordering with respect to shape, crystalline orientation, and direction of compositional gradient. Mueller matrix spectroscopic ellipsometry shows that the tailored chirality is manifested in the polarization state of light reflected off the CLEG nanospiral-coated wafers. In that, the polarization state is shown to be dependent on the handedness of the nanospirals and the wavelength of the incident light in the ultraviolet-visible region.

  • 11.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Magnusson, Roger
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tillämpad optik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Valyukh, Sergiy
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tillämpad optik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Järrendahl, Kenneth
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tillämpad optik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Curved-lattice epitaxial growth of chiral AlInN twisted nanorods for optical applications2012Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite of using chiral metamaterials to manipulate light polarization states has been demonstrated their great potential for applications such as invisible cloaks, broadband or wavelength-tunable circular polarizers, microreflectors, etc. in the past decade [1-6], operating wavelength in ultraviolet-visible range is still a challenge issue. Since these chiral structures often consist of metallic materials, their operation is designed for the infrared and microwave regions [2-4]. Here, we show how a controlled curved-lattice epitaxial growth (CLEG) of wide-bandgap AlInN semiconductor curved nanocrystals [7] can be exploited as a novel route for tailoring chiral nanostructures in the form of twisted nanorods (TNRs). The fabricated TNRs are shown to reflect light with a high degree of polarization as well as a high degree of circular polarization (that is, nearly circularly polarized light) in the ultravioletvisible region. The obtained polarization is shown to be dependent on the handedness of the TNRs.

  • 12.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Ruei-San
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O.Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Composition tunable Al1-xInxN nanorod arrays grown by ultra-high-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy2011Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-assembled ternary Al1-xInxN nanorod arrays with variable In concentration, 0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.32 have been realized onto c-plane sapphire substrates by ultra-high-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy with Ti0.21Zr0.79N or VN seed layers assistance. The formation of nanorods was very sensitive to the applied seed layer. Without proper seed layer assistance a continuous Al1-xInxN film was grown. The nanorods exhibit hexagonal crosssections with preferential growth along the c axis. A coaxial rod structure with higher In concentration in the core was observed by (scanning) transmission electron microscopy in combination with low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy and energy dispersive xray spectroscopy. 5 K cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of Al0.86In0.14N nanorods revealed band edge emission at ~5.46 eV, which was accompanied by a strong defectrelated emission at ~ 3.38 eV.

  • 13.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O A
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jensen, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Zhao, Qingxiang
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, Fysik och elektroteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Li-Chyong
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan .
    Chen, Kuei-Hsien
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan Academic Sinica, Taiwan .
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Room-temperature heteroepitaxy of single-phase Al1-xInxN films with full composition range on isostructural wurtzite templates2012Inngår i: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 524, s. 113-120Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Al1-xInxN heteroepitaxial layers covering the full composition range have been realized by magnetron sputter epitaxy on basal-plane AlN, GaN, and ZnO templates at room temperature (RT). Both Al1-xInxN single layers and multilayers grown on these isostructural templates show single phase, single crystal wurtzite structure. Even at large lattice mismatch between the film and the template, for instance InN/AlN (similar to 13% mismatch), heteroepitaxy is achieved. However, RT-grown Al1-xInxN films directly deposited on non-isostructural c-plane sapphire substrate exhibit a polycrystalline structure for all compositions, suggesting that substrate surface structure is important for guiding the initial nucleation. Degradation of Al1-xInxN structural quality with increasing indium content is attributed to the formation of more point-and structural defects. The defects result in a prominent hydrostatic tensile stress component, in addition to the biaxial stress component introduced by lattice mismatch, in all RT-grown Al1-xInxN films. These effects are reflected in the measured in-plane and out-of-plane strains. The effect of hydrostatic stress is negligible compared to the effects of lattice mismatch in high-temperature grown AlN layers thanks to their low amount of defects. We found that Vegards rule is applicable to determine x in the RT-grown Al1-xInxN epilayers if the lattice constants of RT-sputtered AlN and InN films are used instead of those of the strain-free bulk materials.

  • 14.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Muhammad, Junaid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Ruei-San
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Spontaneous Formation of AlInN Core–Shell Nanorod Arrays by Ultrahigh-Vacuum Magnetron Sputter Epitaxy2011Inngår i: Applied Physics Express, ISSN 1882-0786, Vol. 4, nr 115002Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The spontaneous formation of AlInN core–shell nanorod arrays with variable In concentration has been realized by ultrahigh-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy with Ti0.21Zr0.79N or VN seed layer assistance. The nanorods exhibit hexagonal cross sections with preferential growth along the c-axis. A core–shell rod structure with a higher In concentration in the core was observed by (scanning) transmission electron microscopy in combination with low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. 5 K cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of Al0.86In0.14N nanorods revealed band edge emission at ∼5.46 eV, which was accompanied by a strong defect-related emission at ∼3.38 eV

  • 15.
    Hsu, Chih-Wei
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lundskog, Anders
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Karlsson, K. Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Forsberg, Urban
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Janzén, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Controlled Growth of GaN Pyramidal template hosting InGaN Quantum DotsManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The emission properties of InGaN grown on hexagonal GaN pyramids with various pitch distances (PD) are studied. Emissions associated with InGaN quantum wells (QWs) and InGaN quantum dots (QDs) can be identified. The emission energies of InGaN QWs and QDs shift toward opposite directions with increasing PD; red-shift for QWs and blue-shift for QDs. Based on the source supply mechanism in a selective area growth process, the formation of InGaN QDs on GaN pyramids is believed to be a combined effect of Stranski-Krastanow growth mode and spinodal decomposition taking place at the microscopic (0001) surfaces on GaN pyramids.

  • 16.
    Israr, Muhammed Qadir
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sadaf, Jamil Rana
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Yang, Li-Li
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Nour, Omer
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Willander, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Trimming of aqueous chemically grown ZnO nanorods into ZnO nanotubes and their comparative optical properties2009Inngår i: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, ISSN 0003-6951, Vol. 95, nr 7, s. 073114-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Highly oriented ZnO nanotubes were fabricated on a silicon substrate by aqueous chemical growth at low temperature (andlt; 100 degrees C) by trimming of ZnO nanorods. The yield of nanotubes in the sample was 100%. Photoluminescence spectroscopy of the nanotubes reveals an enhanced and broadened ultraviolet (UV) emission peak, compared with the initial nanorods. This effect is attributed to whispering gallery mode resonance. In addition, a redshift of the UV emission peak is also observed. Enhancement in the deep defect band emission in the nanotubes compared to nanorods was also manifested as a result of the increased surface area.

  • 17.
    Ivanova, Mariya E.
    et al.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Meulenberg, Wilhelm A.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Sebold, Doris
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Solís, Cecilia
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Valencia.
    Ziegner, Mirko
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Serra, Jose M.
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Valencia.
    Mayer, Joachim
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Hänsel, Michael
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Guillon, Olivier
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Functional properties of La0.99X0.01Nb0.99Al0.01O4−δ and La0.99X0.01Nb0.99Ti0.01O4−δ proton conductors where X is an alkaline earth cation2015Inngår i: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, E-ISSN 1873-619X, Vol. 35, nr 4, s. 1239-1253Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Lanthanum niobates with general formulas of La0.99X0.01Nb0.99Al0.01O4−δ and La0.99X0.01Nb0.99Ti0.01O4−δ (X = Mg, Ca, Sr or Ba) were synthesized via the conventional solid state reaction. Specimens with relative density above 96% were produced after sintering. Structural and phase composition studies revealed predominant monoclinic Fergusonite structure for the majority of samples. SEM and TEM studies elucidated the effect of the used dopant combinations on grain growth, micro-crack formation and secondary phase formation. Results from microstructural study were correlated to the grain interior and grain boundary conductivities for selected samples (La0.99Sr0.01Nb0.99Al0.01O4−δ and La0.99Sr0.01Nb0.99Ti0.01O4−δ). The majority of co-doped niobates exhibited appreciable protonic conductivity under humid atmospheres at intermediate temperatures. Sr- or Ca-doped compounds displayed the highest total conductivities with values for LSNA equal to 6 × 10−4 S/cm and 3 × 10−4 S/cm in wet air and in wet 4% H2–Ar (900 °C), respectively. Additionally, thermal expansion was studied to complete functional characterization of co-doped LaNbO4.

  • 18.
    Jokubavicius, Valdas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Vasiliauskas, Remigijus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Yakimova, Rositsa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Syväjärvi, Mikael
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Macrodefects in cubic silicon carbide crystals2010Inngår i: Materials Science Forum, Vols. 645-648, Transtec Publications; 1999 , 2010, Vol. 645-648, s. 375-378Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Different sublimation growth conditions of 3C-SiC approaching a bulk process have been investigated with the focus on appearance of macrodefects. The growth rate of 3C-SiC crystals grown on 6H-SiC varied from 380 to 460 mu m/h with the thickness of the crystals from 190 to 230 mu m, respectively. The formation of macrodefects with void character was revealed at the early stage of 3C-SiC crystal growth. The highest concentration of macrodefects appears in the vicinity of the domain in samples grown under high temperature gradient: and fastest temperature ramp up. The formation of macrodefects was related to carbon deficiency which appear due to high Si/C ratio which is used to enable formation of the 3C-SiC polytype.

  • 19.
    Jouanny, I
    et al.
    University of Calif Los Angeles, CA USA .
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Ngo, C
    University of Calif Los Angeles, CA USA .
    Mayrhofer, P H.
    Vienna University of Technology, Austria .
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O A .
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kodambaka, S
    University of Calif Los Angeles, CA USA .
    In situ transmission electron microscopy studies of the kinetics of Pt-Mo alloy diffusion in ZrB2 thin films2013Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 103, nr 12Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Using in situ high-temperature (1073–1173 K) transmission electron microscopy, we investigated the thermal stability of Pt and Mo in contact with polycrystalline ZrB2 thin films deposited on Al 2O3(0001). During annealing, we observed the diffusion of cubic-structured Pt1− x Mo x (with x = 0.2 ± 0.1) along the length of the ZrB2 layer. From the time-dependent increase in diffusion lengths, we determined that the Pt1− x Mo x does not react with ZrB2, but diffuses along the surface with a constant temperature-dependent velocity. We identify the rate-limiting step controlling the observed phenomenon as the flux of Mo atoms with an associated activation barrier of 3.8 ± 0.5 eV.

  • 20.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Chen, Yen-Ting
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lu, Jun
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O A
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Effects of N2 Partial Pressure on Growth, Structure, and Optical Properties of GaN Nanorods Deposited by Liquid-Target Reactive Magnetron Sputter Epitaxy2018Inngår i: Nanomaterials, ISSN 2079-4991, Vol. 8, nr 4, artikkel-id 223Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    GaN nanorods, essentially free from crystal defects and exhibiting very sharp band-edge luminescence, have been grown by reactive direct-current magnetron sputter epitaxy onto Si (111) substrates at a low working pressure of 5 mTorr. Upon diluting the reactive N2 working gas with a small amount of Ar (0.5 mTorr), we observed an increase in the nanorod aspect ratio from 8 to ~35, a decrease in the average diameter from 74 to 35 nm, and a two-fold increase in nanorod density. With further dilution (Ar = 2.5 mTorr), the aspect ratio decreased to 14, while the diameter increased to 60 nm and the nanorod density increased to a maximum of 2.4 × 109 cm−2. Yet, lower N2 partial pressures eventually led to the growth of continuous GaN films. The observed morphological dependence on N2 partial pressure is explained by a change from N-rich to Ga-rich growth conditions, combined with reduced GaN-poisoning of the Ga-target as the N2 gas pressure is reduced. Nanorods grown at 2.5 mTorr N2 partial pressure exhibited a high intensity 4 K photoluminescence neutral donor bound exciton transitions (D0XA) peak at ~3.479 eV with a full-width-at-half-maximum of 1.7 meV. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy corroborated the excellent crystalline quality of the nanorods.

  • 21.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jensen, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Electronic-grade GaN(0001)/Al2O3(0001) grown by reactive DC-magnetron sputter epitaxy using a liquid Ga target2011Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 98, nr 14, s. 141915-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Electronic-grade GaN (0001) epilayers have been grown directly on Al2O3 (0001) substrates by reactive DC-magnetron sputter epitaxy (MSE) from a liquid Ga sputtering target in an Ar/N2 atmosphere. The as-grown GaN epitaxial film exhibit low threading dislocation density on the order of ≤ 1010 cm-2 obtained by transmission electron microscopy and modified Williamson-Hall plot. X-ray rocking curve shows narrow fullwidth at half maximum (FWHM) of 1054 arcsec of the 0002 reflection. A sharp 4 K photoluminescence peak at 3.474 eV with a FWHM of 6.3 meV is attributed to intrinsic GaN band edge emission. The high structural and optical qualities indicate that MSEgrown GaN epilayers can be used for fabricating high-performance devices without the need of any buffer layer.

  • 22.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lundin, Daniel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jensen, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lai, W.-J.
    Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan.
    Chen, L.-C.
    Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan.
    Chen, K.-H.
    Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan/Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Helmersson, Ulf
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Plasma och beläggningsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Epitaxial Growth of GaN (0001)/Al2O3 (0001) by Reactive High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputter DepositionManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Epitaxial GaN (0001) thin films were grown on Al2O3 (0001) substrates by reactive high power impulse magnetron sputtering of liquid Ga targets in a mixed N2/Ar discharge. A combination of x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, μ-Raman mapping and spectroscopy, μ-photoluminescence, time of flight elastic recoil detection, and cathodoluminescence showed the formation of relaxed and strained domains in the same films. While the strained domains form due to ion bombardment during growth, the relaxed domains exhibit

  • 23.
    Khatibi, Ali
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Höglund, Carina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Eriksson, Anders
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O. Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jensen, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Eklund, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Face-Centered Cubic (Al1-xCrx)2O32011Inngår i: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 519, nr 8, s. 2426-2429Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report the discovery of a face-centered cubic (Al1−xCrx)2O3 solid solution [0.60bxb0.70] in films grownonto Si substrates using reactive radio frequency magnetron sputtering from Al and Cr targets at 400 °C. Theproposed structure is NaCl-like with 33% vacancies on the metal sites. The unit cell parameter is 4.04 Å asdetermined by X-ray diffraction. The films have a b100N preferred crystallographic orientation and exhibithardness values up to 26 GPa and an elastic modulus of 220–235 GPa.

  • 24.
    Kodambaka, S
    et al.
    University of Calif Los Angeles, CA USA.
    Ngo, C
    University of Calif Los Angeles, CA USA.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Mayrhofer, P H.
    Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O A
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Kinetics of Ga droplet decay on thin carbon films2013Inngår i: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 102, nr 16Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Using in situ transmission electron microscopy, we investigated the kinetics of liquid Ga droplet decay on thin amorphous carbon films during annealing at 773 K. The transmission electron microscopy images reveal that liquid Ga forms spherical droplets and undergo coarsening/decay with increasing time. We find that the droplet volumes change non-linearly with time and the volume decay rates depend on their local environment. By comparing the late-stage decay behavior of the droplets with the classical mean-field theory model for Ostwald ripening, we determine that the decay of Ga droplets occurs in the surface diffusion limited regime.

  • 25.
    Lundskog, Anders
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsu, Chih-Wei
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Karlsson, K Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Forsberg, Urban
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Janzén, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Unexpected behavior of InGaN quantum dot emission energy located at apices of hexagonal GaN pyramidsManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    InGaN quantum dots (QDs) have been grown at the apices of hexagonal GaN pyramids. The pyramids were selectively grown on a (0001) oriented GaN template through circular apertures in a SiN mask positioned in square arrays. The emission of the InGaN QDs was shifted towards higher energies when the center-to-center distance of the pyramids was increased, while the emission from InGaN quantum wells located on the {1101} facets of the pyramids was energetically shifted towards lower energies. No energy shift was observed for (0001) truncated pyramids with truncation diameters larger than 100 nm.

  • 26.
    Lundskog, Anders
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsu, Chih-Wei
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Eriksson, Martin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Karlsson, Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Forsberg, Urban
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Holtz, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Janzén, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    InGaN quantum dot formation mechanism on hexagonal GaN/InGaN/GaN pyramids2012Inngår i: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 23, nr 30, s. 305708-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Growing InGaN quantum dots (QDs) at the apex of hexagonal GaN pyramids is an elegant approach to achieve a deterministic positioning of QDs. Despite similar synthesis procedures by metal–organic chemical vapor deposition, the optical properties of the QDs reported in the literature vary drastically. The QDs tend to exhibit either narrow or broad emission lines in the micro-photoluminescence spectra. By coupled microstructural and optical investigations, the QDs giving rise to narrow emission lines were concluded to nucleate in association with a (0001) facet at the apex of the GaN pyramid.

  • 27.
    Malinovskis, Paulius
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lewin, Erik
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Jansson, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Synthesis and characterization of MoB2-x thin films grown by nonreactive DC magnetron sputtering2016Inngår i: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A. Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, ISSN 0734-2101, E-ISSN 1520-8559, Vol. 34, s. 031511-1-031511-8Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    DC magnetron sputtering was used to depositmolybdenumboridethin films for potential low-friction applications. The films exhibit a nanocomposite structure with ∼10 nm large MoB2−x (x > 0.4) grains surrounded by a boron-rich tissue phase. The preferred formation of the metastable and substoichiometric hP3-MoB2structure (AlB2-type) is explained with kinetic constraints to form the thermodynamically stable hR18-MoB2 phase with a very complex crystal structure. Nanoindentation revealed a relatively high hardness of (29 ± 2) GPa, which is higher than bulk samples. The high hardness can be explained by a hardening effect associated with the nanocomposite microstructure where the surrounding tissue phase restricts dislocation movement. A tribological study confirmed a significant formation of a tribofilm consisting of molybdenum oxide and boron oxide, however, without any lubricating effects at room temperature.

  • 28.
    Moubah, R.
    et al.
    Uppsala University. Sweden.
    Magnus, F.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Warnatz, T.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Palsson, G. K.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Kapaklis, V.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Devishvili, A.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O. A.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hjörvarsson, B.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Discrete Layer-by-Layer Magnetic Switching in Fe/MgO(001) Superlattices2016Inngår i: Physical Review Applied, ISSN 2331-7019, Vol. 5, nr 044011Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on a discrete layer-by-layer magnetic switching in Fe=MgO superlattices driven by anantiferromagnetic interlayer exchange coupling. The strong interlayer coupling is mediated by tunnelingthrough MgO layers with thicknesses up to at least 1.8 nm, and the coupling strength varies with MgOthickness. Furthermore, the competition between the interlayer coupling and magnetocrystalline anisotropystabilizes both 90° and 180° periodic alignment of adjacent layers throughout the entire superlattice. Thetunable layer-by-layer switching, coupled with the giant tunneling magnetoresistance of Fe=MgO=Fejunctions, is an appealing combination for three-dimensional spintronic memories and logic devices.

  • 29.
    Muhammad, Junaid
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Chen, Yen-Ting
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Garbrecht, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liquid-target Reactive Magnetron Sputter Epitaxy of High Quality GaN(0001ɸ)ɸ Nanorods on Si(111)2015Inngår i: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, ISSN 1369-8001, E-ISSN 1873-4081, Vol. 39, s. 702-710Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Direct current magnetron sputter epitaxy with a liquid Ga sputtering target hasbeen used to grow single-crystal GaN(0001) nanorods directly on Si(111)substrates at different working pressures ranging from 5 to 20 mTorr of pure N2,.The as-grown GaN nanorods exhibit very good crystal quality from bottom to topwithout stacking faults, as determined by transmission electron microscopy. Thecrystal quality is found to increase with increasing working pressure. X-raydiffraction results show that all the rods are highly (0001)-oriented. Thenanorods exhibit an N-polarity, as determined by convergent beam electrondiffraction methods. Sharp and well-resolved 4 K photoluminescence peaks at ~3.474 eV with a FWHM ranging from 1.7 meV to 35 meV are attributed to theintrinsic GaN band edge emission and corroborate the superior structuralproperties of the material. Texture measurements reveal that the rods haverandom in-plane orientation when grown on Si(111) with native oxide, while theyhave an in-plane epitaxial relationship of GaN[110] // Si[110] when grown onsubstrates without surface oxide.

  • 30.
    Muhammad, Junaid
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lundin, Daniel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Plasma och beläggningsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Darakchieva, Vanya
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Jensen, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lai, W-J
    National Taiwan University.
    Chen, L-C
    National Taiwan University.
    Chen, K-H
    National Taiwan University.
    Helmersson, Ulf
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Plasma och beläggningsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Two-domain formation during the epitaxial growth of GaN (0001) on c-plane Al2O3 (0001) by high power impulse magnetron sputtering2011Inngår i: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 110, nr 12, s. 123519-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We study the effect of high power pulses in reactive magnetron sputter epitaxy on the structural properties of GaN (0001) thin films grown directly on Al2O3 (0001) substrates. The epilayers are grown by sputtering from a liquid Ga target, using a high power impulse magnetron sputtering power supply in a mixed N2/Ar discharge. X-ray diffraction, micro-Raman, micro-photoluminescence, and transmission electron microscopy investigations show the formation of two distinct types of domains. One almost fully relaxed domain exhibits superior structural and optical properties as evidenced by rocking curves with a full width at half maximum of 885 arc sec and a low temperature band edge luminescence at 3.47 eV with the full width at half maximum of 10 meV. The other domain exhibits a 14 times higher isotropic strain component, which is due to the higher densities of the point and extended defects, resulting from the ion bombardment during growth. Voids form at the domain boundaries. Mechanisms for the formation of differently strained domains, along with voids during the epitaxial growth of GaN are discussed.

  • 31.
    Muhammad, Junaid
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Darakchieva, Vanya
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Stress Evolution during Growth of GaN (0001)/Al2O3 (0001) by Reactive DC Magnetron Sputter Epitaxy2014Inngår i: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, ISSN 0022-3727, E-ISSN 1361-6463, Vol. 47, nr 14, s. 145301-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We study the real time stress evolution, by in-situ curvature measurements, during magnetron sputter epitaxy of GaN (0001) epilayers at different growth temperatures, directly on Al2O3 (0001) substrates. The epilayers are grown by sputtering from a liquid Ga target in a mixed N2/Ar discharge. For 600 °C, a tensile biaxial stress evolution is observed, while for 700 °C and 800 °C, compressive stress evolutions are observed. Structural characterization by crosssectional transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy revealed that films grew at 700 °C and 800 °C in a layer-by-layer mode while a growth temperature of 600 °C led to an island growth mode. High resolution Xray diffraction data showed that edge and screw threading dislocation densities decreased with increasing growth temperature with a total density of 5.5×1010 cm-2. The observed stress evolution and growth modes are explained by a high adatom mobility during magnetron sputter epitaxy at 700 - 800 °C. Also other possible reasons for the different stress evolutions are discussed.

  • 32.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of III-Nitride Semiconductors2011Licentiatavhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This Licentiate Thesis covers experimental and theoretical investigations of the bulk plasmon response to different compositions and strain states of group III-nitride materials. Investigated materials were grown using magnetron sputtering epitaxy and metal organic chemical vapour deposition and studied by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS).

    It is shown that low-loss EELS is a powerful method for a fast compositional determination in AlxIn1-xN system. The bulk plasmon energy of the investigated material system follows a linear relation with respect to lattice parameter and composition in unstrained layers.

    Furthermore, the effect of strain on the bulk plasmon peak position has been investigated by using low-loss EELS in group III-nitrides. We experimentally determine the AlN bulk plasmon peak shift of 0.156 eV per 1% volume change. The AlN peak shift was corroborated by full potential calculations (Wein2k), which reveal that the bulk plasmon peak position of III-nitrides varies near linearly with unit cell volume variations.

    Finally, self-assembled ternary Al1-xInxN nanorod arrays with variable In concentration have been realized onto c-plane sapphire substrates by ultra-high-vacuum magnetron sputtering epitaxy with Ti0.21Zr0.79N or VN seed layer assistance. The nanorods exhibit hexagonal cross-sections with preferential growth along the Al1-xInxN c-axis. A coaxial rod structure with higher In concentration in the core was observed by scanning transmission electron microscopy in combination with low-loss EELS.

    Delarbeid
    1. Standard-free composition measurements of Alx In1–xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Standard-free composition measurements of Alx In1–xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy
    Vise andre…
    2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6270, Vol. 5, nr 2, s. 50-52Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate a standard-free method to retrieve compositional information in Alx In1–xN thin films by measuring the bulk plasmon energy (Ep), employing electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Two series of samples were grown by magnetron sputter epitaxy (MSE) and metal organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE), which together cover the full com- positional range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. Complementary compositional measurements were obtained using Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) and the lattice parameters were obtained by X-ray diffraction (XRD). It is shown that Ep follows a linear relation with respect to composition and lattice parameter between the alloying elements from AlN to InN allowing for straightforward compositional analysis.

    sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
    Wiley, 2011
    Emneord
    AlInN;low-loss EELS;thin films;compositional analysis
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65816 (URN)10.1002/pssr.201004407 (DOI)000288178300002 ()
    Merknad
    This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Justinas Palisaitis, Ching-Lien Hsiao, Muhammad Junaid, Mengyao Xie, Vanya Darakchieva, Jean-Francois Carlin, Nicolas Grandjean, Jens Birch, Lars Hultman and Per O.Å. Persson, Standard-free composition measurements of AlxIn1-xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy, 2011, physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters, (5), 2, 50-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201004407 Copyright: Wiley Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-02-21 Laget: 2011-02-21 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08
    2. Effect of strain on low-loss electron energy loss spectra of group III-nitrides
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Effect of strain on low-loss electron energy loss spectra of group III-nitrides
    Vise andre…
    2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 84, nr 24, s. 245301-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Low-loss EELS was used to acquire information about the strain state in group III-nitrides. Experimental and theoretical simulation results show that the bulk plasmon peak position varies near linearly with unit cell volume variations due to strain. A unit cell volume change of 1% results in a bulk plasmon peak shift of 0.159 eV, 0.168 eV, and 0.079 eV for AlN, GaN, and InN, respectively, according to simulations. The AlN peak shift was experimentally corroborated with a peak shift of 0.156 eV, where the applied strain caused a 1% volume change. It is also found that while the bulk plasmon energy can be used as a measure of the composition in a III-nitride alloy for relaxed structures, the presence of strain significantly affects such a measurement. The strain has a lower impact on the peak shift for Al(1-x)InxN (3% compositional error per 1 % volume change) and In(1-x)GaxN alloys compared to significant variations for Al(1-x)GaxN (16% compositional error for 1% volume change). Hence low-loss studies off III-nitrides, particularly for confined structures, must be undertaken with care and understanding.

    sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
    American Physical Society, 2011
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67981 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.84.245301 (DOI)000297767800004 ()
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-05-04 Laget: 2011-05-04 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
    3. Composition tunable Al1-xInxN nanorod arrays grown by ultra-high-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Composition tunable Al1-xInxN nanorod arrays grown by ultra-high-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy
    Vise andre…
    2011 (engelsk)Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-assembled ternary Al1-xInxN nanorod arrays with variable In concentration, 0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.32 have been realized onto c-plane sapphire substrates by ultra-high-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy with Ti0.21Zr0.79N or VN seed layers assistance. The formation of nanorods was very sensitive to the applied seed layer. Without proper seed layer assistance a continuous Al1-xInxN film was grown. The nanorods exhibit hexagonal crosssections with preferential growth along the c axis. A coaxial rod structure with higher In concentration in the core was observed by (scanning) transmission electron microscopy in combination with low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy and energy dispersive xray spectroscopy. 5 K cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of Al0.86In0.14N nanorods revealed band edge emission at ~5.46 eV, which was accompanied by a strong defectrelated emission at ~ 3.38 eV.

    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67983 (URN)
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-05-04 Laget: 2011-05-04 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
  • 33.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik.
    Bergman, Peder
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik.
    Two Dimensional X-ray Diffraction Mapping of Basal Plane Orientation on SiC Substrates2009Inngår i: ECSCRM2008,2009, Materials Science Forum Vols. 615-617: Trans Tech Publications , 2009, s. 275-278Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We have performed 2D X-ray diffraction mapping of the SiC lattice basal plane orientation over full 2” SiC substrates. Measurements of the omega angle were made in two perpendicular directions <11-20> and <1-100>, which gives the complete vectorized tilt of the basal planes. The Mapping revealed two characteristic bending behaviors on measured commercial wafers. The first is characterized by large variations in omega angle across the wafer in both crystallographic directions. The continuously changing omega angle in both directions gives the wafer an apparent rotationally symmetric bending which is concave towards the growth direction. The second characteristic behavior is seen in wafers with lower degree of omega angle variation. The variations in this type of wafers are not changing linearly, but are bending the basal planes with two-fold symmetry.

  • 34.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Spinodal decomposition of Al0.3In0.7N(0001) layers following in-situ thermal annealing as investigated by STEM-VEELS2012Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The thermal stability and spinodal decomposition of thin Al0.3In0.7N layers was studied in-situ by scanning transmission electron microscopy following annealing in a temperature range from 700 oC to 900 oC. The results show that for increasing layer thicknesses (from ~4 nm to ~22 nm) surface directed spinodal decomposition is initiated at Al0.3In0.7N/AlN interfaces and columnar boundaries in the Al0.3In0.7N layers. In the thin layers (~10 nm) annealing caused a single composition layer to split into doubly modulated layers with a compositional undulation perpendicular to the interfaces, while for the thicker layers (~22 nm) the spinodally decomposed structure is more random.

  • 35.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Thermal stability of Al1−xInxN (0 0 0 1) throughout the compositional range as investigated during in situ thermal annealing in a scanning transmission electron microscope2013Inngår i: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 61, nr 12, s. 4683-4688Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The thermal stability of Al1−xInxN (0 ⩽ ⩽ 1) layers was investigated by scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) imaging, electron diffraction, and monochromated valence electron energy loss spectroscopy during in situ annealing from 750 to 950 °C. The results show two distinct decomposition paths for the layers richest in In (Al0.28In0.72N and Al0.41In0.59N) that independently lead to transformation of the layers into an In-deficient, nanocrystalline and a porous structure. The In-richest layer (Al0.28In0.72N) decomposes at 750 °C, where the decomposition process is initiated by In forming at grain boundaries and is characterized by an activation energy of 0.62 eV. The loss of In from the Al0.41In0.59N layer was initiated at 800 °C through continuous desorption. No In clusters were observed during this decomposition process, which is characterized by an activation energy of 1.95 eV. Finally, layers richest in Al (Al0.82In0.18N and Al0.71In0.29N) were found to resist thermal annealing, although the initial stages of decomposition were observed for the Al0.71In0.29N layer.

  • 36.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O.Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Effect of strain on low-loss electron energy loss spectra of group III-nitrides2011Inngår i: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 84, nr 24, s. 245301-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Low-loss EELS was used to acquire information about the strain state in group III-nitrides. Experimental and theoretical simulation results show that the bulk plasmon peak position varies near linearly with unit cell volume variations due to strain. A unit cell volume change of 1% results in a bulk plasmon peak shift of 0.159 eV, 0.168 eV, and 0.079 eV for AlN, GaN, and InN, respectively, according to simulations. The AlN peak shift was experimentally corroborated with a peak shift of 0.156 eV, where the applied strain caused a 1% volume change. It is also found that while the bulk plasmon energy can be used as a measure of the composition in a III-nitride alloy for relaxed structures, the presence of strain significantly affects such a measurement. The strain has a lower impact on the peak shift for Al(1-x)InxN (3% compositional error per 1 % volume change) and In(1-x)GaxN alloys compared to significant variations for Al(1-x)GaxN (16% compositional error for 1% volume change). Hence low-loss studies off III-nitrides, particularly for confined structures, must be undertaken with care and understanding.

  • 37.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hsiao, Ching-Lien
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Junaid, Muhammad
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Xie, Mengyao
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Darakchieva, Vanya
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Carlin, Jean-Francois
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
    Grandjean, Nicolas
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per O.Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Standard-free composition measurements of Alx In1–xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy2011Inngår i: physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6270, Vol. 5, nr 2, s. 50-52Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate a standard-free method to retrieve compositional information in Alx In1–xN thin films by measuring the bulk plasmon energy (Ep), employing electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Two series of samples were grown by magnetron sputter epitaxy (MSE) and metal organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE), which together cover the full com- positional range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. Complementary compositional measurements were obtained using Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) and the lattice parameters were obtained by X-ray diffraction (XRD). It is shown that Ep follows a linear relation with respect to composition and lattice parameter between the alloying elements from AlN to InN allowing for straightforward compositional analysis.

  • 38.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Ivanova, Mariya E.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Meulenberg, Wilhelm A.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Guillon, Olivier
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Mayer, Joachim
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Phase homogeneity analysis of La0.99Sr0.01Nb0.99Al0.01O4−δ and La0.99Ca0.01Nb0.99Ti0.01O4−δ proton conductors by high-resolution STEM and EELS2015Inngår i: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, E-ISSN 1873-619X, Vol. 35, nr 5, s. 1517-1525Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The microstructural and compositional homogeneity of La0.99Ca0.01Nb0.99Ti0.01O4−δ and La0.99Sr0.01Nb0.99Al0.01O4−δ proton conductors was studied using the combination of atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and STEM image simulations. The obtained results revealed that gently doped proton conductors were predominantly composed of grains with a monoclinic lanthanum niobate crystal structure. In addition to the host phase, dopant-rich phases were also observed and identified. The La0.99Sr0.01Nb0.99Al0.01O4−δ matrix accommodated dopant-rich grains retaining an LaAlO3 cubic crystal structure with a significant fraction of Sr incorporated into them. The secondary phases embedded in the La0.99Ca0.01Nb0.99Ti0.01O4−δ matrix possessed the pyrochlore La2Ti2O7 crystal structure with Ca partially substituting La. High spatial resolution EELS revealed preferential Ca sites within the pyrochlore La2Ti2O7 crystal lattice. The origin of the secondary phase formation and the role of these phases for the transport properties of co-doped lanthanum niobates are discussed here.

  • 39.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lundskog, Anders
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Forsberg, Urban
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Janzén, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Halvledarmaterial. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Birch, Jens
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Persson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Characterization of InGaN/GaN quantum well growth using monochromated valence electron energy loss spectroscopy2014Inngår i: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 115, nr 3, s. 034302-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The early stages of InGaN/GaN quantum wells growth for In reduced conditions have been investigated for varying thickness and composition of the wells. The structures were studied by monochromated STEM–VEELS spectrum imaging at high spatial resolution. It is found that beyond a critical well thickness and composition, quantum dots (>20 nm) are formed inside the well. These are buried by compositionally graded InGaN, which is formed as GaN is grown while residual In is incorporated into the growing structure. It is proposed that these dots may act as carrier localization centers inside the quantum wells.

  • 40.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Persson, Ingemar
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Halim, Joseph
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Rosén, Johanna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Persson, Per O. Å.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    On the Structural Stability of MXene and the Role of Transition Metal Adatoms2018Inngår i: Nanoscale, ISSN 2040-3364, E-ISSN 2040-3372, Vol. 10, nr 23, s. 10850-10855Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present communication, the atomic structure and coordination of surface adsorbed species on Nb2C MXene is investigated over time. In particular, the influence of the Nb adatoms on the structural stability and oxidation behavior of the MXene is addressed. This investigation is based on plan-view geometry observations of single Nb2C MXene sheets by a combination of atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and STEM image simulations.

  • 41.
    Pališaitis, Justinas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Tunnfilmsfysik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Valence Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of III-Nitride Semiconductors2012Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This doctorate thesis covers both experimental and theoretical investigations of the optical responses of the group III-nitrides (AlN, GaN, InN) and their ternary alloys. The goal of this research has been to explore the usefulness of valence electron energy loss spectroscopy (VEELS) for materials characterization of group III-nitride semiconductors at the nanoscale. The experiments are based on the evaluation of the bulk plasmon characteristics in the low energy loss part of the EEL spectrum since it is highly dependent on the material’s composition and strain. This method offers advantages as being fast, reliable, and sensitive. VEELS characterization results were corroborated with other experimental methods like X-ray diffraction and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry as well as full-potential calculations (Wien2k). Investigated III-nitride structures were grown using magnetron sputtering epitaxy and metal organic chemical vapor deposition techniques.

    Initially, it was demonstrated that EELS in the valence region is a powerful method for a fast compositional analysis of the Al1-xInxN (0≤x≤1) system. The bulk plasmon energy follows a linear relation with respect to the lattice parameter and composition in Al1-xInxN layers. Furthermore, the effect of strain on valence EELS was investigated. It was experimentally determined that the AlN bulk plasmon peak experiences a shift of 0.156 eV per 1% volume change at constant composition. The experimental results were corroborated by full-potential calculations, which showed that the bulk plasmon peak position varies nearly linearly with the unit-cell volume, at least up to 3% volume change.

    Employing the bulk plasmon energy loss, compositional characterization was also applied to confined structures, such as nanorods and quantum wells (QWs). Compositional profiling of spontaneously formed AlInN nanorods with varying In concentration was realized in cross-sectional and plan-view geometries. It was established that the structures exhibit a core-shell structure, where the In concentration in the core is higher than in the shell. The growth of InGaN/GaN multiple QWs with respect to composition and interface homogeneities was investigated. It was found that at certain compositions and thicknesses of QWs, where phase separation does not occur due to spinodal decomposition. Instead, QWs develop quantum dot like features inside the well as a consequence of Stranski-Krastanov-type growth mode, and delayed In incorporation into the structure.

    The thermal stability and degradation mechanisms of Al1-xInxN (0≤x≤1) films with different In contents, stacked in a multilayer sample, and different periodicity Al1-xInxN/AlN multilayer films, was investigated by performing a thermal annealing in combination with VEELS mapping in-situ. It was concluded that the In content in the Al1-xInxN layer determines the thermal stability and decomposition path. Finally, the phase separation by spinodal decomposition of different periodicity AlInN/AlN layers, with a starting composition inside the miscibility gap, was explored.

    Delarbeid
    1. Standard-free composition measurements of Alx In1–xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Standard-free composition measurements of Alx In1–xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy
    Vise andre…
    2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6270, Vol. 5, nr 2, s. 50-52Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate a standard-free method to retrieve compositional information in Alx In1–xN thin films by measuring the bulk plasmon energy (Ep), employing electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Two series of samples were grown by magnetron sputter epitaxy (MSE) and metal organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE), which together cover the full com- positional range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. Complementary compositional measurements were obtained using Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) and the lattice parameters were obtained by X-ray diffraction (XRD). It is shown that Ep follows a linear relation with respect to composition and lattice parameter between the alloying elements from AlN to InN allowing for straightforward compositional analysis.

    sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
    Wiley, 2011
    Emneord
    AlInN;low-loss EELS;thin films;compositional analysis
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65816 (URN)10.1002/pssr.201004407 (DOI)000288178300002 ()
    Merknad
    This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Justinas Palisaitis, Ching-Lien Hsiao, Muhammad Junaid, Mengyao Xie, Vanya Darakchieva, Jean-Francois Carlin, Nicolas Grandjean, Jens Birch, Lars Hultman and Per O.Å. Persson, Standard-free composition measurements of AlxIn1-xN by low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy, 2011, physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters, (5), 2, 50-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201004407 Copyright: Wiley Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-02-21 Laget: 2011-02-21 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08
    2. Effect of strain on low-loss electron energy loss spectra of group III-nitrides
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Effect of strain on low-loss electron energy loss spectra of group III-nitrides
    Vise andre…
    2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 84, nr 24, s. 245301-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Low-loss EELS was used to acquire information about the strain state in group III-nitrides. Experimental and theoretical simulation results show that the bulk plasmon peak position varies near linearly with unit cell volume variations due to strain. A unit cell volume change of 1% results in a bulk plasmon peak shift of 0.159 eV, 0.168 eV, and 0.079 eV for AlN, GaN, and InN, respectively, according to simulations. The AlN peak shift was experimentally corroborated with a peak shift of 0.156 eV, where the applied strain caused a 1% volume change. It is also found that while the bulk plasmon energy can be used as a measure of the composition in a III-nitride alloy for relaxed structures, the presence of strain significantly affects such a measurement. The strain has a lower impact on the peak shift for Al(1-x)InxN (3% compositional error per 1 % volume change) and In(1-x)GaxN alloys compared to significant variations for Al(1-x)GaxN (16% compositional error for 1% volume change). Hence low-loss studies off III-nitrides, particularly for confined structures, must be undertaken with care and understanding.

    sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
    American Physical Society, 2011
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67981 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.84.245301 (DOI)000297767800004 ()
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-05-04 Laget: 2011-05-04 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
    3. Spontaneous Formation of AlInN Core–Shell Nanorod Arrays by Ultrahigh-Vacuum Magnetron Sputter Epitaxy
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Spontaneous Formation of AlInN Core–Shell Nanorod Arrays by Ultrahigh-Vacuum Magnetron Sputter Epitaxy
    Vise andre…
    2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Applied Physics Express, ISSN 1882-0786, Vol. 4, nr 115002Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The spontaneous formation of AlInN core–shell nanorod arrays with variable In concentration has been realized by ultrahigh-vacuum magnetron sputter epitaxy with Ti0.21Zr0.79N or VN seed layer assistance. The nanorods exhibit hexagonal cross sections with preferential growth along the c-axis. A core–shell rod structure with a higher In concentration in the core was observed by (scanning) transmission electron microscopy in combination with low-loss electron energy loss spectroscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. 5 K cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of Al0.86In0.14N nanorods revealed band edge emission at ∼5.46 eV, which was accompanied by a strong defect-related emission at ∼3.38 eV

    sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
    Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2011
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73161 (URN)10.1143/APEX.4.115002 (DOI)000298289700028 ()
    Merknad
    Funding agencies|Swedish Strategic Foundation (SSF)||Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-12-19 Laget: 2011-12-19 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08
    4. Curved-lattice epitaxial growth of chiral AlInN twisted nanorods for optical applications
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Curved-lattice epitaxial growth of chiral AlInN twisted nanorods for optical applications
    Vise andre…
    2012 (engelsk)Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite of using chiral metamaterials to manipulate light polarization states has been demonstrated their great potential for applications such as invisible cloaks, broadband or wavelength-tunable circular polarizers, microreflectors, etc. in the past decade [1-6], operating wavelength in ultraviolet-visible range is still a challenge issue. Since these chiral structures often consist of metallic materials, their operation is designed for the infrared and microwave regions [2-4]. Here, we show how a controlled curved-lattice epitaxial growth (CLEG) of wide-bandgap AlInN semiconductor curved nanocrystals [7] can be exploited as a novel route for tailoring chiral nanostructures in the form of twisted nanorods (TNRs). The fabricated TNRs are shown to reflect light with a high degree of polarization as well as a high degree of circular polarization (that is, nearly circularly polarized light) in the ultravioletvisible region. The obtained polarization is shown to be dependent on the handedness of the TNRs.

    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85902 (URN)
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-12-03 Laget: 2012-12-03 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
    5. Characterization of InGaN/GaN quantum well growth using monochromated valence electron energy loss spectroscopy
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Characterization of InGaN/GaN quantum well growth using monochromated valence electron energy loss spectroscopy
    Vise andre…
    2014 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 115, nr 3, s. 034302-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The early stages of InGaN/GaN quantum wells growth for In reduced conditions have been investigated for varying thickness and composition of the wells. The structures were studied by monochromated STEM–VEELS spectrum imaging at high spatial resolution. It is found that beyond a critical well thickness and composition, quantum dots (>20 nm) are formed inside the well. These are buried by compositionally graded InGaN, which is formed as GaN is grown while residual In is incorporated into the growing structure. It is proposed that these dots may act as carrier localization centers inside the quantum wells.

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    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85903 (URN)10.1063/1.4861179 (DOI)000330615500062 ()
    Merknad

    On the day of the defence date the status of this article was Manuscript.

    Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-12-03 Laget: 2012-12-03 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-07bibliografisk kontrollert
    6. Thermal stability of Al1−xInxN (0 0 0 1) throughout the compositional range as investigated during in situ thermal annealing in a scanning transmission electron microscope
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Thermal stability of Al1−xInxN (0 0 0 1) throughout the compositional range as investigated during in situ thermal annealing in a scanning transmission electron microscope
    Vise andre…
    2013 (engelsk)Inngår i: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 61, nr 12, s. 4683-4688Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The thermal stability of Al1−xInxN (0 ⩽ ⩽ 1) layers was investigated by scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) imaging, electron diffraction, and monochromated valence electron energy loss spectroscopy during in situ annealing from 750 to 950 °C. The results show two distinct decomposition paths for the layers richest in In (Al0.28In0.72N and Al0.41In0.59N) that independently lead to transformation of the layers into an In-deficient, nanocrystalline and a porous structure. The In-richest layer (Al0.28In0.72N) decomposes at 750 °C, where the decomposition process is initiated by In forming at grain boundaries and is characterized by an activation energy of 0.62 eV. The loss of In from the Al0.41In0.59N layer was initiated at 800 °C through continuous desorption. No In clusters were observed during this decomposition process, which is characterized by an activation energy of 1.95 eV. Finally, layers richest in Al (Al0.82In0.18N and Al0.71In0.29N) were found to resist thermal annealing, although the initial stages of decomposition were observed for the Al0.71In0.29N layer.

    sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
    Elsevier, 2013
    HSV kategori
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85904 (URN)10.1016/j.actamat.2013.04.043 (DOI)000321086100036 ()
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-12-03 Laget: 2012-12-03 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
    7. Spinodal decomposition of Al0.3In0.7N(0001) layers following in-situ thermal annealing as investigated by STEM-VEELS
    Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Spinodal decomposition of Al0.3In0.7N(0001) layers following in-situ thermal annealing as investigated by STEM-VEELS
    Vise andre…
    2012 (engelsk)Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The thermal stability and spinodal decomposition of thin Al0.3In0.7N layers was studied in-situ by scanning transmission electron microscopy following annealing in a temperature range from 700 oC to 900 oC. The results show that for increasing layer thicknesses (from ~4 nm to ~22 nm) surface directed spinodal decomposition is initiated at Al0.3In0.7N/AlN interfaces and columnar boundaries in the Al0.3In0.7N layers. In the thin layers (~10 nm) annealing caused a single composition layer to split into doubly modulated layers with a compositional undulation perpendicular to the interfaces, while for the thicker layers (~22 nm) the spinodally decomposed structure is more random.

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    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85906 (URN)
    Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-12-03 Laget: 2012-12-03 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
  • 42.
    Ramasamy, Madhumidha
    et al.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Baumann, Stefan
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Palisaitis, Justinas
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Schulze-Kuppers, Falk
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Balaguer, Maria
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Kim, Daejin
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Meulenberg, Wilhelm A.
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Mayer, Jochim
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Bhave, Ramesh
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
    Guillon, Olivier
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Bram, Martin
    Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany.
    Influence of Microstructure and Surface Activation of Dual-Phase Membrane Ce0.8Gd0.2O2−δ–FeCo2O4 on Oxygen Permeation2016Inngår i: Journal of The American Ceramic Society, ISSN 0002-7820, E-ISSN 1551-2916, Vol. 99, nr 1, s. 349-355Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]