Electrical conduction in cubic GaN films grown on GaAs(001) by RF-MBE

M. Kohno, T. Nakamura, T. Kataoka, R. Katayama, K. Onabe

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The electrical conduction property of c-GaN films grown on GaAs(001) by RF-MBE has been studied in relation with the amount of the hexagonal phase inclusion, or cubic phase purity. In a high-phase-purity (93 %) film, the electron concentration and mobility at 300 K are typically 8×10 17 cm-3 and 110 cm2/V-s, respectively. It is known that a parallel conduction is occurring in which the high mobility region somewhat away from the hetero-interface dominates the conduction at higher currents. In a lower-phase-purity (75%) film, it is indicated that the low mobility region extends over the larger region of the film. Above the cubic phase purity of about 90%, the electron concentration rapidly decreases and the mobility rapidly increases by one or two orders of magnitudes, suggesting that the stacking faults are the major source of the carrier electrons and causing the scattering centers responsible for the low mobility region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1805-1807
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference of Nitride Semiconductors, ICNS-7 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2007 Sept 162007 Sept 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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