Generation of hole gas in non-inverted InAl(Ga)N/GaN heterostructures

 HASENÖHRL, Stanislav – CHAUHAN, Prerna – DOBROČKA, Edmund – STOKLAS, Roman – VANČO, Ľubomír – VESELÝ, Marián – BOUAZZAOUI, Farah – CHAUVAT, Marie-Pierre – RUTERANA, Pierre – KUZMÍK, Ján

In Applied Physics Express. Vol. 12, iss. 1 (2019)


InAlN/GaN structures are grown using organometallic chemical vapor deposition at 730 °C. The sample for which the chamber cleaning step was applied after GaN growth shows a sharp In0.3Al0.7N/GaN transition, free electron density of ∼2 × 1011 cm−2 and mobility of 44 cm2 V−1 s−1. On the other hand, the sample prepared without growth interruption demonstrated In0.4Al0.15Ga0.45N at the interface and compositional grading towards the In0.4Al0.6N surface. In this case a two-dimensional hole gas (2DHG) is created with a density of ∼2 × 1012 cm−2 and mobility of ∼0.6 cm2 V−1 s−1. Ga incorporation in the InAlN barrier is crucial for designing non-inverted 2DHG transistors.