Title: Correlation between crystal structure and photoluminescence for epitaxial ZnO on Si(111) using a gamma-Al(2)O(3) buffer layer
Authors: Liu, W-R
Li, Y-H
Hsieh, W. F.
Hsu, C-H
Lee, W. C.
Hong, M.
Kwo, J.
Department of Photonics
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2008
Abstract: High-quality ZnO epitaxial films were grown by pulsed-laser deposition on Si (1 1 1) substrates with a thin. gamma-Al(2)O(3) buffer layer. The epitaxial. gamma-Al(2)O(3) buffer layer consists of two (1 1 1) oriented domains rotated 60. from each other against the surface normal, which yields the in-plane epitaxial relationship (1 0 0)ZnO
{2 2 (4) over bar}gamma-Al(2)O(3) or {4 (2) over bar (2) over bar}gamma- Al(2)O(3)
{2 2 (4) over bar} Si. The crystalline quality and optical properties of ZnO epi-layers were studied by x-ray diffraction and photoluminescence measurements. A clear correlation between ZnO deep-level emission (DLE) to near-band edge (NBE) emission intensity ratio and the width of the phi-scan across off-normal reflection was observed. The NBE linewidth also exhibits strong dependence on the width of the ZnO (0 0 2) rocking curve. These observations indicate the NBE and DLE emissions are mainly affected by the edge and screw type dislocations, respectively.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/41/6/065105
ISSN: 0022-3727
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/41/6/065105
Volume: 41
Issue: 6
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