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Drastic Reduction of Threading Dislocation Density of AlGaN on SiC Wafer by Using Highly-Si-Incorporated AlGaN Superlattice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 March 2011

Hideki Hirayama
Affiliation:
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan, hirayama@postman.riken.go.jp
Makoto Ainoya
Affiliation:
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan, hirayama@postman.riken.go.jp Department of Chemical Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8555, Japan
Atsuhiro Kinoshita
Affiliation:
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan, hirayama@postman.riken.go.jp Department of Chemical Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8555, Japan
Akira Hirata
Affiliation:
Department of Chemical Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8555, Japan
Yoshinobu Aoyagi
Affiliation:
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan, hirayama@postman.riken.go.jp
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Abstract

A new in-situ technique to reduce threading dislocation density (TDD) within sub- micron growth is demonstrated by using metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy (MOVPE). We achieved drastic reduction of TDD of AlGaN buffer on SiC substrate by inserting highly-Si- incorporated AlGaN/undoped AlGaN superlattice (SL). TDD of AlGaN was decreased from 2×1010 to 7×107 cm−2 by inserting the SL with the total growth thickness of 0.8νm. Si incorporation in AlGaN SL was estimated to be 1.2×1020 cm−3. This technique is exactly in- situ process without complicated fabrication processes, and the surface is kept flat throughout the total growth. This method is especially useful on SiC wafer in order to prevent cracks with thin growth layer. We confirmed the similar effects for GaN and AlGaN buffer on sapphire substrates.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2001

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