Effect of growth conditions on surface roughening of relaxed InGaAs on GaAs

TitleEffect of growth conditions on surface roughening of relaxed InGaAs on GaAs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsPinnington, T., C. Lavoie, and T. Tiedje
JournalJournal of Vaccum Science & Technology B
Volume15
Pagination1265–1269
ISSN1071-1023
Abstract

We report elastic light scattering measurements of the surface morphology of strained InxGa1-xAs on GaAs, grown by molecular beam epitaxy at different growth temperatures and In contents. During strain relaxation through formation of interfacial misfit dislocations, the surface of the film roughens in response to inhomogeneous surface strains produced by the interfacial misfit dislocations. The time dependence of this roughening is modeled by an Edwards-Wilkinson equation in which the deposition flux noise is neglected and the inhomogeneous surface stress is the only driving term. (C) 1997 American Vacuum Society. [S0734-211X(97)09204-4].

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