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Prepare of ZnAl2O4/-Al2O3 complex substrates and growth of GaN films

  • Z.X. Bi (a1), R. Zhang (a1), W. P. Li (a1), X.S. Wang (a1), S.L. Gu (a1), B. Shen (a1), Y. Shi (a1), Z.G. Liu (a1) and Y.D. Zheng (a1)...

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With the solid phase reaction between the ZnO film and -Al2O3 substrate, the ZnAl2O4/-Al2O3 complex substrate have been prepared. GaN films were then directly grown on this new kind of substrate using light-radiation heating low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (LRH-LP-MOCVD) without any nitride buffer layer. The structure and surface morphology of the ZnAl2O4/-Al2O3 substrates and GaN epilayers have been characterized by employing X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The result show that as the thickness of ZnAl2O4 layer is increased, the film changes from a (111)-oriented single crystal to a poly-crystal, together with the surface morphology transforms from uniform islandsa a to the bulgy-line structure, leading to GaN films grown on ZnAl2O4/ -Al2O3 substrates varying from c-axis oriented single-crystal to poly-crystal.

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