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Bi incorporation in GaAs(100)-2×1 and 4×3 reconstructions investigated by RHEED and STM

Bastiman, F, Cullis, AG, David, JPR and Sweeney, SJ (2012) Bi incorporation in GaAs(100)-2×1 and 4×3 reconstructions investigated by RHEED and STM Journal of Crystal Growth, 341 (1). pp. 19-23.

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Bi acts as a surfactant in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth on GaAs(100). Incorporation is achieved by disequilibrium at growth temperatures below ∼450 °C. Bi can however affect the static reconstruction up to 600 °C. Two reconstructions are considered in this work: dynamic (2×1) and static c(8×3)/(4×3), which are shown to be the dominant reconstructions for GaAsBi MBE. Bi storage in these two reconstructions provides an explanation of RHEED transitions that cause unintentional Biincorporation in the GaAs capping layer. Finally dynamic observations of the (2×1) reconstruction are used to explain growth dynamics, atomic ordering and clustering observed in GaAsBi epilayers which have a direct influence on photoluminescence linewidth broadening in mixed anion III–V alloys.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Bastiman, F
Cullis, AG
David, JPR
Sweeney, SJ
Date : 2012
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.12.058
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:42
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:34

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