High-mobility AlGaN/GaN heterostructures grown on sapphire by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition

Guang Yuan Zhao, Hiroyasu Ishikawa, Takashi Egawa, Takashi Jimbo, Masayoshi Umeno

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High-quality AlGaN/GaN heterostructures were grown on sapphire by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The factors limiting electron mobility were also investigated using atomic force microscopy, photolumincscence and capacitance-voltage measurements. An unintentionally doped Al0.11Ga0.89N/GaN heterostructure showed two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) mobilities of 12000 and 9400 cm2/V s at 9 and 77 K, respectively, which are higher than the previously reported values for the same structure grown on either SiC or sapphire by MOCVD. In addition, we found that the 2DEG mobility can be enhanced by increasing the AlGaN layer thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1038
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number3 A
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1



  • 2DEG
  • AlGaN/GaN
  • Electron mobility
  • Interface roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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