The growth of metallic and reflecting ZrB2 films was conducted on Si(111) substrates at 900 °C using a single-source unimolecular precursor Zr(BH4)4. The ZrB2 buffer layer on Si(111) provided a near lattice-matched template for the growth of epitaxial GaN. The reflective nature of the ZrB2 surface presented an added bonus to optoelectronic applications of the 111- nitrides.
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