BGaAs/GaAs epilayers and BInGaAs/GaAs quantum well (QW) have been prepared using metal–organic chemical vapor deposition under different growth conditions, and their physical and structural properties have been examined. SEM-EDS investigation showed a dependence of surface properties of the ternary compound on the growth conditions. High-resolution X-ray diffraction evidenced a tensile strain for the ternary alloys whatever the growth condition, while the quaternary QW always shows a compressive strain state. Room temperature optical absorption allowed to follow the variation of the bandgap with boron incorporation. Photoluminescence measurements confirmed the carrier-localization phenomenon and its dependence with the growth conditions. Deposition temperature and diborane (B2H6) flow rate are with particularly significant effects on the optical properties: lower diborane flow rate and high growth temperature enhance the radiative emission. Computer simulation using localized state ensemble model quantitatively relates the lattice inhomogeneity to the optical properties and suggests a way to engineer the localization phenomenon and avoid clustering effects. Electrical investigations by current–voltage, capacitance and conductance methods have been performed for the first time on selected BGaAs samples. The ideality factor of Schottky barriers has been determined, while their height and film doping level could only be approximately estimated. Such physical properties make boron-based alloys very promising for applications in multijunction solar cells.

Combined impact of B2H6 flow and growth temperature on morphological, structural, optical, and electrical properties of MOCVD-grown B(In)GaAs heterostructures designed for optoelectronics / Hidouri, T.; Parisini, A.; Ferrari, C.; Orsi, D.; Baraldi, A.; Vantaggio, S.; Nasr, S.; Bosio, A.; Pavesi, M.; Saidi, F.; Fornari, R.. - In: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. - ISSN 0169-4332. - 577(2022), p. 151884.151884. [10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.151884]

Combined impact of B2H6 flow and growth temperature on morphological, structural, optical, and electrical properties of MOCVD-grown B(In)GaAs heterostructures designed for optoelectronics

Hidouri T.;Parisini A.;Orsi D.;Baraldi A.;Vantaggio S.;Bosio A.;Pavesi M.;Fornari R.
2022

Abstract

BGaAs/GaAs epilayers and BInGaAs/GaAs quantum well (QW) have been prepared using metal–organic chemical vapor deposition under different growth conditions, and their physical and structural properties have been examined. SEM-EDS investigation showed a dependence of surface properties of the ternary compound on the growth conditions. High-resolution X-ray diffraction evidenced a tensile strain for the ternary alloys whatever the growth condition, while the quaternary QW always shows a compressive strain state. Room temperature optical absorption allowed to follow the variation of the bandgap with boron incorporation. Photoluminescence measurements confirmed the carrier-localization phenomenon and its dependence with the growth conditions. Deposition temperature and diborane (B2H6) flow rate are with particularly significant effects on the optical properties: lower diborane flow rate and high growth temperature enhance the radiative emission. Computer simulation using localized state ensemble model quantitatively relates the lattice inhomogeneity to the optical properties and suggests a way to engineer the localization phenomenon and avoid clustering effects. Electrical investigations by current–voltage, capacitance and conductance methods have been performed for the first time on selected BGaAs samples. The ideality factor of Schottky barriers has been determined, while their height and film doping level could only be approximately estimated. Such physical properties make boron-based alloys very promising for applications in multijunction solar cells.
Combined impact of B2H6 flow and growth temperature on morphological, structural, optical, and electrical properties of MOCVD-grown B(In)GaAs heterostructures designed for optoelectronics / Hidouri, T.; Parisini, A.; Ferrari, C.; Orsi, D.; Baraldi, A.; Vantaggio, S.; Nasr, S.; Bosio, A.; Pavesi, M.; Saidi, F.; Fornari, R.. - In: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. - ISSN 0169-4332. - 577(2022), p. 151884.151884. [10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.151884]
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