Electronic structure analysis of core structures of threading dislocations in GaN

Takashi Nakano, Kenta Chokawa, Masaaki Araidai, Kenji Shiraishi, Atsushi Oshiyama, Akira Kusaba, Yoshihiro Kangawa, Atsushi Tanaka, Yoshio Honda, Hiroshi Amano

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Abstract

It is known that threading dislocations degrade the performance of GaN-based electronic devices. Electronic structure of threading dislocations in GaN is not fully understood. Accordingly, we examine the electronic structures of threading dislocations in GaN using first principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) and to clarify the origin of the leakage current. We have comprehensively studied the relation between threading core structures and electronic property in GaN thin films. Our calculation models of threading dislocations are the edge dislocations with Burgers vectors of 1/3 [11-20] and the screw dislocations with Burgers vectors of [0001]. We examined various core types of the threading dislocations. We found that both edge dislocations and screw dislocations do not cause the leakage currents in n-type GaN based devices because no defect level appears near the conduction band bottom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Compound Semiconductor Week, CSW 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728100807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 Compound Semiconductor Week, CSW 2019 - Nara, Japan
Duration: May 19 2019May 23 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Compound Semiconductor Week, CSW 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 Compound Semiconductor Week, CSW 2019
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period5/19/195/23/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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