Single-crystal GaN growth and polarity control using an E-beam evaporated aluminum layer

Mun-Do Park, Jung-Wook Min, Jun-Yeob Lee, Jeong-Hwan Park, Soo-Young Choi, Dong-Seon Lee

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We report on a method for controlling the polarity of gallium nitride (GaN) using an E-beam evaporated aluminum (Al) layer on a sapphire substrate. A high-temperature nitridation process was designed to enable the amorphous Al layer to serve as a nucleation layer for single-crystal Ga-polar GaN growth. The Al layer also acts as a mask that prevents N-polar GaN growth. As a result, Ga-polar and N-polar GaN can be grown on the Al layer and sapphire surface, respectively. This method is not only advantageous for the selective polarity control but also to simplify the fabrication process of lateral polarity structures.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 4 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-11
Acknowledgements: This research was supported in part by the GIST Research Institute (GRI) and Samsung Electronics in 2021.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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