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Near-interface charged dislocations in AlGaN/GaN bilayer heterostructures
Applied Physics Letters
  • Ali Sangghaleh, University of Akron Main Campus
  • Ernian Pan, University of Akron Main Campus
  • X. Han, Beijing Institute of Technology
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Understanding the behavior of semiconductor dislocation defects in AlGaN/GaN heterostructures is necessary in order to produce powerful and efficient transistors. This letter presents a straightforward technique to characterize dislocation defects with charges along their loops in a bilayer system. This is important regarding the behavior of near-interface dislocations in order to obtain an insight of the mechanical and physical responses. We characterize piezoelectric polarization and emphasize on the importance of dislocation-core electric charge. The results elaborate the variations of the dislocation force by the accumulation of charge and provide an explanation for the dominant dislocation types in nitride semiconductors.
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Ali Sangghaleh, Ernian Pan and X. Han. "Near-interface charged dislocations in AlGaN/GaN bilayer heterostructures" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 105 Iss. 10 (2014)
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