The dependences of the two-dimensional to three-dimensional growth (2D-3D) critical transition thickness on the composition for GeSiSn films with a fixed Ge content and Sn content from 0 to 16% at the growth temperature of 150 °С have been obtained. The phase diagrams of the superstructure change during the epitaxial growth of Sn on Si and on Ge(100) have been built. Using the phase diagram data, it becomes possible to identify the Sn cover on the Si surface and to control the Sn segregation on the superstructure observed on the reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) pattern. The multilayer structures with the GeSiSn pseudomorphic layers and island array of a density up to 1.8 × 1012 cm−2 have been grown with the considering of the Sn segregation suppression by the decrease of GeSiSn and Si growth temperature. The double-domain (10 × 1) superstructure related to the presence of Sn on the surface was first observed in the multilayer periodic structures during Si growth on the GeSiSn layer. The periodical GeSiSn/Si structures demonstrated the photoluminescence in the range of 0.6–0.85 eV corresponding to the wavelength range of 1.45–2 μm. The calculation of the band diagram for the structure with the pseudomorphic Ge0.315Si0.65Sn0.035 layers allows assuming that photoluminescence peaks correspond to the interband transitions between the X valley in Si or the Δ4-valley in GeSiSn and the subband of heavy holes in the GeSiSn layer.

Timofeev, V., Nikiforov, A., Tuktamyshev, A., Mashanov, V., Yesin, M., Bloshkin, A. (2018). Morphology, Structure, and Optical Properties of Semiconductor Films with GeSiSn Nanoislands and Strained Layers. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 13(1) [10.1186/s11671-017-2429-6].

Morphology, Structure, and Optical Properties of Semiconductor Films with GeSiSn Nanoislands and Strained Layers

Tuktamyshev, Artur;
2018

Abstract

The dependences of the two-dimensional to three-dimensional growth (2D-3D) critical transition thickness on the composition for GeSiSn films with a fixed Ge content and Sn content from 0 to 16% at the growth temperature of 150 °С have been obtained. The phase diagrams of the superstructure change during the epitaxial growth of Sn on Si and on Ge(100) have been built. Using the phase diagram data, it becomes possible to identify the Sn cover on the Si surface and to control the Sn segregation on the superstructure observed on the reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) pattern. The multilayer structures with the GeSiSn pseudomorphic layers and island array of a density up to 1.8 × 1012 cm−2 have been grown with the considering of the Sn segregation suppression by the decrease of GeSiSn and Si growth temperature. The double-domain (10 × 1) superstructure related to the presence of Sn on the surface was first observed in the multilayer periodic structures during Si growth on the GeSiSn layer. The periodical GeSiSn/Si structures demonstrated the photoluminescence in the range of 0.6–0.85 eV corresponding to the wavelength range of 1.45–2 μm. The calculation of the band diagram for the structure with the pseudomorphic Ge0.315Si0.65Sn0.035 layers allows assuming that photoluminescence peaks correspond to the interband transitions between the X valley in Si or the Δ4-valley in GeSiSn and the subband of heavy holes in the GeSiSn layer.
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Band diagram; Diffraction; Epitaxy; GeSiSn layer; Nanoislands; Photoluminescence; Scanning tunnel microscopy; Segregation; Superstructure;
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2018
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Timofeev, V., Nikiforov, A., Tuktamyshev, A., Mashanov, V., Yesin, M., Bloshkin, A. (2018). Morphology, Structure, and Optical Properties of Semiconductor Films with GeSiSn Nanoislands and Strained Layers. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 13(1) [10.1186/s11671-017-2429-6].
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