X-ray and UV photoelectron spectroscopies were used to measure the valence band discontinuity at the interface between (0001) 2H-GaN films and 3C-SiC (111) substrates. For GaN films grown by NH3 gas source molecular beam epitaxy on (1×1) 3C-SiC on-axis surfaces, a type I band alignment was observed with a valence band discontinuity of 0.5±0.1 eV. A type I band alignment was also determined for GaN films grown on (3×3) 3C-SiC, but with a larger valence band discontinuity of 0.8±0.1 eV.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry