GaN(Si)/AlInN multiple quantum wells were grown on GaN/Al2O 3 (0001) templates by metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy. Transmission electron microscopy observations showed well-defined GaN quantum wells and AlInN barrier layers. Electrostatic potential profiles across the heterostructure have been measured using off-axis electron holography. A polarization-induced electric field with magnitude of ∼2.2 ± 0.1 MV/cm was measured across the GaN quantum wells, in reasonable agreement with simulated values. However, the measured fields across the AlInN barriers were considerably less than predicted from simulations: possible reasons are briefly discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)