Sublimation growth of aluminum nitride-silicon carbide alloy crystals on SiC(0001) substrates

Z Gu, JH Edgar, EA Payzant, HM Meyer, LR Walker, A Sarua, M Kuball

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Abstract

Thick (up to 1 mm) AIN-SiC alloy crystals were grown on off-axis Si-face 6H-SiC (0001) substrates by the sublimation-recondensation method from a mixture of AIN and SiC powders at 1860-1990 degrees C in a N-2 atmosphere. The color of the crystals changed from clear to dark green with increasing growth temperature. Raman spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction (XRD) confirmed an AIN-SiC alloy was formed with the wurtzite structure and good homogeneity. Three broad peaks were detected in the Raman spectra, with one of those related to an AIN-like and another one to a SiC-like mode, both shifted relative to their usual positions in the binary compounds, and the third broad peak with possible contributions from both AIN and SiC. Scanning Auger microanalysis (SAM) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) demonstrated the alloy crystals had an approximate composition of (AIN)(0.75)(SiC)(0.25) with a stoichiometric ratio of AI:N and Si:C. The substrate misorientation ensured a two-dimensional growth mode confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Translated title of the contributionSublimation growth of aluminum nitride-silicon carbide alloy crystals on SiC(0001) substrates
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95 - 100
JournalMaterial Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume831
Issue numberSymposium E – GaN, AlN, InN, and Their Alloys
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Editors: Wetzel C, Gil B, Kuzuhara M, Manfra M
ISBN: 1558997792
Publisher: Materials Research Society
Name and Venue of Conference: Symposium on GaN, AIN, InN and Their Alloys, 2004 MRS Fall Meeting Boston
Conference Organiser: Materials Research Society

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