Wurtzite CdS on CdTe grown by molecular beam epitaxy
Authors: Boieriu, P.; Sporken, R.; Xin, Yan; Browning, N.; Sivananthan, S.
Source: Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 29, Number 6, June 2000 , pp. 718-722(5)
Abstract:Growth of single crystal wurtzite cadmium sulfide on CdTe(111)B substrates has been achieved using molecular beam epitaxy. Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) indicates smooth surface morphology for several hundreds of nanometers after nucleation. X-ray diffraction measurements confirm the crystalline orientation to be  in the growth direction. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicates mostly stoichiometric CdS layers and the existence of a reaction at the interface. Sulfur incorporation into CdTe for various S fluxes has been investigated by Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). High-resolution TEM images of the interface between such epilayers were recorded. During the growth In was used as an in-situ dopant. The concentration and uniformity of In was determined by secondary ion mass spectrometry. Indium profiles were obtained for concentrations ranging from 5 × 1017 to 1.4 × 1021 cm−3. The experimental concentration agrees well with the variation expected from the In flux.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: June 1, 2000