X ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopies have been used to determine the heterojunction valence band discontinuity at the (0001) GaN/AlN interface. Type I discontinuity values of 0.5±0.2 eV were determined for GaN grown on AlN at 650 °C and 0.8±0.2 eV for GaN grown on AlN at 800 °C. These values are critically evaluated with respect to film quality, the results of other experimental studies, and theory.
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