The crystal structure and ferroelectric properties of ϵ-Ga2O3 deposited by low-temperature MOCVD on (0001)-sapphire were investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and the dynamic hysteresis measurement technique. A thorough investigation of this relatively unknown polymorph of Ga2O3 showed that it is composed of layers of both octahedrally and tetrahedrally coordinated Ga3+ sites, which appear to be occupied with a 66% probability. The refinement of the crystal structure in the noncentrosymmetric space group P63mc pointed out the presence of uncompensated electrical dipoles suggesting ferroelectric properties, which were finally demonstrated by independent measurements of the ferroelectric hysteresis. A clear epitaxial relation is observed with respect to the c-oriented sapphire substrate, with the Ga2O3 [10-10] direction being parallel to the Al2O3 direction [11-20], yielding a lattice mismatch of about 4.1%.

Crystal structure and ferroelectric properties of ϵ-Ga2O3 films grown on (0001)-sapphire / Mezzadri, Francesco; Calestani, Gianluca; Boschi, Francesco; Delmonte, Davide; Bosi, Matteo; Fornari, Roberto. - In: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0020-1669. - 55:22(2016), pp. 12079-12084. [10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02244]

Crystal structure and ferroelectric properties of ϵ-Ga2O3 films grown on (0001)-sapphire

MEZZADRI, Francesco;CALESTANI, Gianluca;BOSCHI, Francesco;DELMONTE, Davide;BOSI, Matteo;FORNARI, Roberto
2016-01-01

Abstract

The crystal structure and ferroelectric properties of ϵ-Ga2O3 deposited by low-temperature MOCVD on (0001)-sapphire were investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and the dynamic hysteresis measurement technique. A thorough investigation of this relatively unknown polymorph of Ga2O3 showed that it is composed of layers of both octahedrally and tetrahedrally coordinated Ga3+ sites, which appear to be occupied with a 66% probability. The refinement of the crystal structure in the noncentrosymmetric space group P63mc pointed out the presence of uncompensated electrical dipoles suggesting ferroelectric properties, which were finally demonstrated by independent measurements of the ferroelectric hysteresis. A clear epitaxial relation is observed with respect to the c-oriented sapphire substrate, with the Ga2O3 [10-10] direction being parallel to the Al2O3 direction [11-20], yielding a lattice mismatch of about 4.1%.
2016
Crystal structure and ferroelectric properties of ϵ-Ga2O3 films grown on (0001)-sapphire / Mezzadri, Francesco; Calestani, Gianluca; Boschi, Francesco; Delmonte, Davide; Bosi, Matteo; Fornari, Roberto. - In: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0020-1669. - 55:22(2016), pp. 12079-12084. [10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02244]
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