By Topic

Theoretical analysis of unstable two-phase region and microscopic structure in wurtzite and zinc-blende InGaN using modified valence force field model

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
5 Author(s)
Takayama, Toru ; Solid State Electronics Laboratory, CIS-X329, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4075 ; Yuri, Masaaki ; Itoh, K. ; Baba, T.
more authors

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link: 

A model to predict material characteristics of the InGaN ternary system, which is useful for blue and green light emitting and laser diodes, with respect to an unstable two-phase region in the phase field and the first neighbor anion–cation bond length is developed. The unstable region is analyzed using a strictly regular solution model. The interaction parameter used in the analysis is obtained from a strain energy calculation using the valence force field (VFF) model, modified for both wurtzite and zinc-blende structures to avoid overestimation of the strain energy. The structural deviation from an ideal wurtzite structure in GaN and InN is also taken into account in our model. The critical temperatures found in our analysis for wurtzite InGaN and zinc-blende InGaN are 1967 and 1668 K, respectively. This suggests that, at typical growth temperatures around 800 °C, a wide unstable two-phase region exists in both wurtzite and zinc-blende structures. The modified VFF model can also predict the microscopic crystal structure, such as first neighbor anion–cation bond lengths. In order to validate our calculation results for zinc-blende structures, we compare the calculated and the experimental results in terms of the interaction parameter and the first neighbor anion–cation bond lengths in the InGaAs system. For the wurtzite structure, we compare the calculated and the experimental results for the first neighbor anion–cation bond lengths in the InGaN system. The calculated results agree well with the experimental results. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Published in:

Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:88 ,  Issue: 2 )