5 x 10 mm M plane (1-100) Undoped N-type Free Standing Gallium Nitride Single Crystal
Product #: WA0217
- Orientation: M plane (1-100) off angle toward C-axis -1 +/- 0.2 deg
- Conductivity type: N-type undoped
- Dimension: 5.0 mm x 10 mm +/- 0.2 mm
- Thickness: 350 +/- 25 um
- Usable area: > 90%
- Total Thickness Variation: <15 um
- Bow: <20 um
- Resistivity (300K): <0.5 Ohm.cm
- Carrier Concentration: 1e17cm-3
- Mobility: 500 cm2/(V*s)
- Dislocation Density: < 5x105 cm-2
- Polishing: front surface Ra < 0.5 nm. Epi-ready polished. back surface fine ground.
- Package: packaged in a class 100 clean room environment, in single wafer containers, under nitrogen atmosphere.
1. GaN grown in polar and non-polar directions
In this paper, defects formed in GaN grown by different methods are reviewed. Thin GaN films were grown on c-, m-, and a-planes on a number of substrates and typical defects as characterized by transmission electron microscopy are described. For polar epilayers grown on c-plane sapphire the typical defects are dislocations (edge, screw and mixed). The lowest dislocation density was obtained for homoepitaxial growth using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) or hydride vapour phase epitaxy (HVPE). In these cases, the core structure of screw dislocations were studied in detail. In both cases, the cores are full. In the layers grown by HVPE the dislocations are decorated by pinholes stacked on top of each other. These pinholes are empty inside and their formation is attributed to impurities (oxygen) present in these layers. In these layers Ga-rich cores have been found. These were not observed in the layers grown by MBE on the top of the HVPE templates. Epilayers grown in non-polar directions (m- or a-plane) have a high density of planar defects (stacking faults) terminated by partial dislocations. Only low energy faults were found. The majority of these faults are formed at the interface with the substrate and propagate to the sample surface.
2. GaN m-plane: Atomic structure, surface bands, and optical response
Density-functional-theory calculations are combined with many-body perturbation theory in order to elucidate the geometry, electronic, and optical properties of the wzGaN(100) surface, i.e., the so-called m-plane. The optical absorption and reflection anisotropy related to electronic transitions between surface states are identified by comparison with measured data covering transition energies from 2.4 up to 5.4 eV. Our results show a surface relaxation mechanism consistent with the electron counting rule that causes a moderate buckling of the GaN surface dimers and gives rise to two distinct surface states: The doubly occupied N dangling bonds form a surface band that is resonant with the GaN valence-band edge at the center of the Brillouin zone, whereas the empty Ga dangling bonds occur within the GaN band gap closely following the dispersion of the conduction-band edge. These two states contribute strongly to the formation of surface excitons that redshift the optical absorption with respect to the bulk optical response. The surface optical absorption i.e., the excitonic onset below the bulk band gap followed by a broad absorption band at higher energies related to the dispersion of the surface band structure, is calculated in agreement with the experimental data.