Hertkorn, J. and Brückner, P. and Gao, C. and Scholz, Ferdinand and Chuvilin, A. and Kaiser, U. and Wurstbauer, Ursula and Wegscheider, Werner
Transport properties in n-type AlGaN/AlN/GaN-superlattices.
physica status solidi (c) 5 (6), pp. 1950-1952.
In order to improve the lateral conductivity in optoelectronic devices, we have investigated Si-doped AlGaN/AlN/GaN-superlattices. As a first step we performed calculations of the band structure of Al-GaN/AlN/GaN modulation doped multi heterostructures. Based on these results we worked on optimizing the growth of low Al content (xAl 20%) superlattices by MOVPE. Several tens of abrupt and graded AlGaN/AlN/GaN-layer pairs could be grown crack-free on 2 m thick n-GaN layers deposited on sapphire substrates with AlN nucleation. By Van-der-Pauw Hall measurements, we determined that the lateral conductivity of a 1.5 m thick superlattice structure is a factor of four higher than in highly n-doped bulk material with comparable thickness without compromising too much the vertical conductivity as confirmed by two step TLM-measurements. At 4K we could demonstrate an extremely high effective mobility of 18760 cm2/Vs at n=2×1014 cm-2 (R=1.6/®), a clear verification of our excellent crystal quality.