Some Investigations of Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of III-V Semiconductor Films via Monte-Carlo Computer Simulations, Carrier Tunneling and Spectroscopic Ellipsometry.
Annual rept. 15 Apr 83-31 Jan 84,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
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Experimental work this past year was primarily directed toward enhancing the growth and characterization capabilities of the PIs laboratory. Significant improvements were completed on the MBE system and the in-situ ellipsometry apparatus was demonstrated in a bread board setup. Theoretical work consisted of preliminary Monte-Carlo investigation of the MBE growth III-V compounds. Extensive progress was made on modeling the phase separation occurring during growth of AlxGa1-xAs on 110 GaAs. A mismatch induced, strain dependent exchange reaction between Al and Ga was shown to give long period variations in the Al concentration. The specific predictions of the theory will be tested in a collaborative effort with JPL.
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