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Title:Molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of indium antimonide on gallium arsenide
Author(s):Chyi, Jen-Inn
Department / Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Discipline:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:Described in this thesis are the molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of InSb on GaAs substrates. The growth conditions and mechanisms of this highly lattice-mismatched system are detailed. Structural, electrical, and optical properties of the InSb epilayers are characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray rocking curves, Hall measurements, photoluminescence (PL), and transmission measurements. The TEM study reveals pure edge-type, instead of the common 60$\sp\circ$-type, misfit dislocations at the InSb/GaAs interfaces. The reason for the formation of these misfit dislocations are given. Electrical measurements show that dislocation scattering is an important scattering mechanism in the epilayers. A charged dislocation scattering is proposed to explain the temperature and carrier concentration dependence of electron mobility. Low temperature PL shows a single band-edge transition similar to that of bulk InSb, indicating very little or no residual strain in the epilayers.
Indium antimonide p$\sp{+}$-n diodes have been successfully fabricated on as-grown and ion-implanted wafers. The electrical characteristics of these diodes compare favorably to those reported on similar devices. Further improvement can be achieved by proper surface passivation. Indium antimonide-Gallium arsenide p-n, p-p, and n-n heterojunctions have also been prepared for this study with all of the junctions exhibiting excellent rectifying characteristics. From capacitance-voltage measurements, the band offsets of InSb/GaAs junctions have been, for the first time, determined experimentally.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Chyi, Jen-Inn
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9114207
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9114207

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