Electron holography has been used to image electrostatic potential variations across an AlGaN/ InGaN/AlGaN heterojunction diode. Features in the energy profile have been interpreted in terms of the expected built-in voltage across the p-n junction of the diode as well as contributions from the spontaneous and piezoelectric polarization fields within the material. Additional profile features indicate the presence of two-dimensional electron gas at the upper interface of the InGaN well, and evidence for hole accumulation close to the lower interface.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)