Structural and optical properties of a-plane GaN on r-plane sapphire with titanium oxide nanoparticles coated by spin coating method

Ji Hoon Kim, Jung Ho Park, Kwang Hyeon Baik, Sung Min Hwang

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Abstract

We investigated the structural and optical characteristics of nonpolar a-plane (11-20) GaN structure grown on TiO2 nanoparticles (NP)-coated r-plane sapphire by spin coating method. The surface morphology without any observable inverse pyramidal pits was observed by atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurement. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis revealed that the threading dislocations (TDs) and basal plane stacking faults (BSFs) densities were around 4.5 × 109 cm-2 and 3.1 × 10 5 cm-1, respectively. It was also found that the broadening of x-ray rocking curves (XRC) full width at a half maximum (FWHM) in Si-doped a-plane GaN on the TiO2 NP-coated r-plane sapphire was affected by the tilt and twist of mosaic crystals. The photoluminescence (PL) intensity of TiO2 NP-related MQWs sample at 295 K was approximately 18 % higher than that of the reference sample. This implied that the improved PL intensity was attributed to scattering of light by TiO2 NP and InGaN/GaN MQWs interface of high quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEleventh International Conference on Solid State Lighting
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event11th International Conference on Solid State Lighting - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Aug 222011 Aug 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8123
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other11th International Conference on Solid State Lighting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/8/2211/8/24

Keywords

  • GaN
  • Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nonpolar
  • Photoluminescence
  • TiO
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, J. H., Park, J. H., Baik, K. H., & Hwang, S. M. (2011). Structural and optical properties of a-plane GaN on r-plane sapphire with titanium oxide nanoparticles coated by spin coating method. In Eleventh International Conference on Solid State Lighting [812314] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8123). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.893321