GaN layers grown by metal organic vapour phase epitaxy on sapphire were imaged by synchrotron radiation X-ray topography. The threading dislocations could not be resolved in the topographs due to their high density, but a smaller density of about 10 5 cm -2 defects were seen in the interface between GaN and sapphire by utilizing large-area back-reflection topography for the sapphire substrates. The misfit dislocation images in the topographs form a well-resolved cellular network, in which the average cell size is roughly 30 μm. Different cell shapes in the misfit dislocation networks are observed on different samples. Also, images of small-angle grains of similar size were found in transmission section topographs of the GaN layers.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2008|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|