MOCVD growth of GaN films on Si-rich SiNx nanoislands patterned sapphire - art no 69842V
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We intentionally patterned Si-rich SiNX nanoislands on sapphire substrates and found the SiNx significantly influenced the subsequent growth of GaN films. Distinct GaN islands of triangular base were formed caused by the enhanced diffusion and regrowth anisotropy during the annealing processes of GaN nucleation layers. Subsequent growth of GaN epilayers at high temperature with initial low V/III ratios on the nucleated triangular islands resulted in island coarsening and shape variations from triangular to hexagonal due to the dominating gas phase transport growth mechanism and limited diffusion length. Further growth with high V/III ratios eventually resulted in layer-growth with surface roughness of similar to 2.6 A. Both AFM and XRD results showed a significant improvement of the crystalline qualities with estimated threading dislocation (TD) density of about 1 x 10(8) cm(-2) when Si-rich SiNx nanoislands patterning was performed. Photoluminescence measurements showed that the yellow and blue emissions were substantially suppressed.