Surface stoichiometry effects on ZnSe/GaAs heteroepitaxy

M. C. Tamargo, R. E. Nahory, B. J. Skromme, S. M. Shibli, A. L. Weaver, R. J. Martin, H. H. Farrell

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We describe a simple model, based on counting of valence electrons at the interface, which can predict the surface reconstructions which provide optimal heteroepitaxial growth. Vertical photocurrent measurements on a series of ZnSe/GaAs heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy, using various GaAs surface reconstructions, support the model predictions that surfaces which provide nearly equal number of the constituent atoms for interface bonds produce the highest quality interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-746
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - May 2 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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