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Zubialevich, Vitaly Z.; McLaren, Mathew; Pampili, Pietro; Shen, John; Arredondo-Arechavala, Miryam; Parbrook, Peter J.
2020
January
Journal of Applied Physics
Reduction of threading dislocation density in top-down fabricated GaN nanocolumns via their lateral overgrowth by MOCVD
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Threading dislocation density Top-down fabricated GaN nanocolumns NC Successive lateral shrinkage Anisotropic wet etch Lateral overgrowth Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition Transmission electron microscopy
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Reduction of threading dislocation density in top-down fabricated GaN nanocolumns (NCs) via their successive lateral shrinkage by anisotropic wet etch and lateral overgrowth by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition is studied by transmission electron microscopy. The fabrication process involves a combination of dry and wet etches to produce NC arrays of a low fill factor (<5%), which are then annealed and laterally overgrown to increase the array fill factor to around 20%30%. The resulting NC arrays show a reduction in threading dislocation density of at least 25 times, allowing for the reduction in material volume due to the array fill factor, with dislocations being observed to bend into the voids between NCs during the overgrowth process.
0021-8979
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5110602
10.1063/1.5110602
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