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Compean Garcia V.D.,Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi | Orozco Hinostroza I.E.,San Luis Potosí Institute of Scientific Research and Technology | Escobosa Echavarria A.,Research Center y Estudios | Lopez Luna E.,Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi | And 2 more authors.
Applied Physics Letters | Year: 2014

High crystalline layers of InN were grown on MgO(100) substrates by gas source molecular beam epitaxy. Good quality films were obtained by means of an in-plane rotation process induced by the annealing of an InN buffer layer to minimize the misfit between InN and MgO. In situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction showed linear streaky patterns along the [011̄0] azimuth and a superimposed diffraction along the [112̄0] azimuth, which correspond to a 30° α-InN film rotation. This rotation reduces the mismatch at the MgO/InN interface from 19.5% to less than 3.5%, increasing the structural quality, which was analyzed by high-resolution X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Only the (0002) c plane diffraction of α-InN was observed and was centered at 2θ = 31.4°. Raman spectroscopy showed two modes corresponding to the hexagonal phase: E1(LO) at 591 cm-1 and E2(high) at 488 cm-1. Hall effect measurements showed a carrier density of 9 × 1018 cm-3 and an electron Hall mobility of 340 cm2/(V s) for a film thickness of 140 nm. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

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