Neutron doping effects in epitaxially laterally overgrown n-GaN

In-Hwan Lee, A. Y. Polyakov, N. B. Smirnov, A. V. Govorkov, E. A. Kozhukhova, E. B. Yakimov, N. G. Kolin, V. M. Boiko, A. V. Korulin, S. J. Pearton

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Thermal neutron irradiation and annealing effects were studied for undoped n-GaN prepared by epitaxial lateral overgrowth (ELOG). Electron beam induced current (EBIC) imaging and profiling prior to irradiation showed that the residual donor doping in our ELOG samples was about three times higher in the high-dislocation-density ELOG wing than in the low-dislocation-density ELOG window regions. Irradiation with thermal neutrons and subsequent annealing led to greatly improved doping uniformity, as evidenced by EBIC imaging. The neutron transmutation doping avoids the anisotropy of donor incorporation efficiency for different planes during ELOG and provides a uniform doping environment. Capacitance-voltage profiling on such samples showed the presence of electrically active centers with concentration close to the concentration of Ge donors produced by Ga interaction with thermal neutrons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212107
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume98
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 23
Externally publishedYes

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thermal neutrons
neutrons
neutron transmutation doping
electron beams
irradiation
annealing
neutron irradiation
wings
capacitance
anisotropy
electric potential
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Lee, I-H., Polyakov, A. Y., Smirnov, N. B., Govorkov, A. V., Kozhukhova, E. A., Yakimov, E. B., ... Pearton, S. J. (2011). Neutron doping effects in epitaxially laterally overgrown n-GaN. Applied Physics Letters, 98(21), [212107]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3593957

Neutron doping effects in epitaxially laterally overgrown n-GaN. / Lee, In-Hwan; Polyakov, A. Y.; Smirnov, N. B.; Govorkov, A. V.; Kozhukhova, E. A.; Yakimov, E. B.; Kolin, N. G.; Boiko, V. M.; Korulin, A. V.; Pearton, S. J.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 98, No. 21, 212107, 23.05.2011.

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Lee, I-H, Polyakov, AY, Smirnov, NB, Govorkov, AV, Kozhukhova, EA, Yakimov, EB, Kolin, NG, Boiko, VM, Korulin, AV & Pearton, SJ 2011, 'Neutron doping effects in epitaxially laterally overgrown n-GaN', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98, no. 21, 212107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3593957
Lee I-H, Polyakov AY, Smirnov NB, Govorkov AV, Kozhukhova EA, Yakimov EB et al. Neutron doping effects in epitaxially laterally overgrown n-GaN. Applied Physics Letters. 2011 May 23;98(21). 212107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3593957
Lee, In-Hwan ; Polyakov, A. Y. ; Smirnov, N. B. ; Govorkov, A. V. ; Kozhukhova, E. A. ; Yakimov, E. B. ; Kolin, N. G. ; Boiko, V. M. ; Korulin, A. V. ; Pearton, S. J. / Neutron doping effects in epitaxially laterally overgrown n-GaN. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 98, No. 21.
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