The oxygen incorporation kinetics of vicinal m(10−10) gallium nitride (GaN) growth during metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy is clarified using a diffusion equation-based approach that incorporates diffusion potentials obtained by large-scale density functional theory (DFT) calculations. A diffusion model based on the Burton, Cabrera and Frank (BCF) theory is proposed, and then, the oxygen concentration in the epitaxial films is calculated quantitatively. The calculation results agree with the experimental tendency that the oxygen concentration in the −c 5° off m-GaN epilayers is lower than that in the +c 5° off m-GaN epilayers. Then, the off-angle dependence of oxygen incorporation in vicinal m-GaN growth is predicted.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics