ABSTRACT: Epitaxial InN films have been successfully grown on c-plane GaN template by gas-source molecular-beam epitaxy with hydrazoic acid (HN3) as an efficient nitrogen source. Results in residual-gas analyzer show that the HN3 is highly dissociated to produce nitrogen radicals and can be controlled in the amounts of active nitrogen species by tuning HN3 pressure. A flat and high-purity InN epifilm has been realized at the temperature near 550 degrees C, and a growth rate of 200 nm/hr is also achieved. Moreover, the epitaxial relationship of the InN(002) on the GaN(002) is reflected in the X-ray diffraction, and the full-width at half-maximum of the InN(002) peak as narrow as 0.05 degrees is related to a high-quality crystallinity. An infrared photoluminescence (PL) emission peak at 0.705 eV and the integrated intensity increasing linearly with excitation power suggest that the observed PL can be attributed to a free-to-bound recombination.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 08/2007; 111(29):6755-9. · 2.95 Impact Factor