Investigation of CuGaSe2/CuInSe2 double heterojunction interfaces grown by molecular beam epitaxy

Sathiabama Thiru, Masaki Asakawa, Kazuki Honda, Atsushi Kawaharazuka, Atsushi Tackeuchi, Toshiki Makimoto, Yoshiji Horikoshi

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In-situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) observation and X-ray diffraction measurements were performed on heterojunction interfaces of CuGaSe2/CnInSe2/CuGaSe2 grown on GaAs (001) using migration-enhanced epitaxy. The streaky RHEED pattern and persistent RHEED intensity oscillations caused by the alternate deposition of migration-enhanced epitaxy sequence are observed and the growths of smooth surfaces are confirmed. RHEED observation results also confirmed constituent material interdiffusion at the heterointerface. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy showed a flat and abrupt heterointerface when the substrate temperature is as low as 400 °C. These have been confirmed even by X-ray diffraction and photoluminescence measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number027120
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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