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Reorientation of Misfit Dislocations During Annealing in InGaAs/GaAs(001) Interfaces

  • Y. Chen (a1), Z. Liliental-Weber (a1), J. Washburn (a1), J.F. Klem (a2) and J.Y. Tsao (a2)...

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Transmission electron microscopy is applied to investigate the effect of post-annealing on misfit dislocations in an In0.2Ga0.8As/GaAs(001) heterostructure. An orthogonal array of 60º dislocations along [110] and [110] directions was observed in the interfaces of the samples grown by MBE at 520 ºC. When the as-grown samples were annealed at temperatures ranging from 600 to 800 ºC, the 60º dislocations were gradually reoriented by dislocation reactions occurring at the 90º intersections followed by nonconservative motion driven by dislocation line tension and the residual elastic misfit strain. The final result of this process was a dislocation array lying along [100] and [010] directions. The reoriented u=<100> dislocation has a Burgers vector , which is the same as that of 60º dislocation, but the edge component of its Burgers vector in the (001) interfacial plane is larger than that of 60º dislocation by a factor of , resulting in a greater contribution to elastic strain relaxation. This nonconservative reorientation of 60º dislocations to form the u=<100> dislocations represents a new strain relaxation mechanism in diamond or zinc blende semiconductor heterostructures.

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Reorientation of Misfit Dislocations During Annealing in InGaAs/GaAs(001) Interfaces

  • Y. Chen (a1), Z. Liliental-Weber (a1), J. Washburn (a1), J.F. Klem (a2) and J.Y. Tsao (a2)...

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