CdO epitaxial layers grown on (0 0 1) GaAs surfaces by metalorganic molecular-beam epitaxy

A. B M A Ashrafi, H. Kumano, I. Suemune, Y. W. Ok, Tae Yeon Seong

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Abstract

Atomically flat CdO thin layers were grown on GaAs(0 0 1) substrates with ZnS buffer layers. The grown layers were evaluated by reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray rocking curve (XRC), and transmission electron diffraction (TED) measurements. The RHEED observations of CdO thin layers showed two-dimensional growth mode revealed by streaky patterns with excellent homogeneity through [1 1 0] and [1̄ 1 0] directions. This streaky pattern is the reflection of the flat surface morphology in atomic level assessed by AFM measurements with the surface root mean square roughness of ∼ 1 nm. The crystalline structure as well as quality of the thin CdO layers was investigated by X-ray diffraction and XRC measurements which indicated the single-crystalline rocksalt CdO thin layers with minimum full-width at half maximum under the optimal growth condition. The TED observation showed the epitaxial relationship between the rocksalt CdO and zincblende GaAs substrate as [1 1 0]CdO∥[1 1 0]GaAs, [1 1̄ 0]CdO∥[1 1̄ 0]GaAs, and [0 0 1]CdO∥[0 0 1]GaAs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-522
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume237-239
Issue number1-4 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • A1. Crystal structure
  • A1. Surfaces
  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • B1. Oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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