We present a study on the material properties of GaN films grown on (111) silicon substrates by low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapour deposition using AlN buffer layers. This buffer layer is optimised with respect to growth temperature and time for the optical and structural properties of the GaN epilayers. The insertion of a SixNy intermediate layer significantly increases the optical and structural properties. It results in a reduction of the D0X FWHM to 10 meV and in a 2.5-fold increase of its luminescence intensity. The FWHM of symmetric and asymmetric -scans are reduced from 832 to 669 arcsec and from 702 to 547 arcsec, respectively.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi A : Applied Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|