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作者 Mares, Jeremy West
書名 Epitaxial growth, characterization and application of novel wide bandgap oxide semiconductors
國際標準書號 9781124090566
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說明 151 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-07, Section: B, page: 4316
Adviser: Winston V. Schoenfeld
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Central Florida, 2010
In this work, a body of knowledge is presented which pertains to the growth, characterization and exploitation of high quality, novel II-IV oxide epitaxial films and structures grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The two compounds of primary interest within this research are the ternary films NixMg1-xO and ZnxMg1-xO and the investigation focuses predominantly on the realization, assessment and implementation of these two oxides as optoelectronic materials. The functioning hypothesis for this largely experimental effort has been that these cubic ternary oxides can be exploited---and possibly even juxtaposed---to realize novel wide band gap optoelectronic technologies. The results of the research conducted presented herein overwhelmingly support this hypothesis in that they confirm the possibility to grow these films with sufficient quality by this technique, as conjectured
NixMg1-xO films with varying Nickel concentrations ranging from x=0 to x=1 have been grown on lattice matched MgO substrates (lattice mismatch epsilon<0.01) and characterized structurally, morphologically, optically and electrically. Similarly, cubic ZnxMg1-xO films with Zinc concentrations ranging from x=0 to x≈0.53, as limited by phase segregation, have also been grown and characterized. Photoconductive devices have been designed and fabricated from these films and characterized. Successfully engineered films in both categories exhibit the desired deep ultraviolet photoresponse and therefore verify the hypothesis
While the culminating work of interest here focuses on the two compounds discussed above, the investigation has also involved the characterization or exploitation of related films including hexagonal phase ZnxMg 1-xO, ZnO, CdxZn1-xO and hybrid structures based on these compounds used in conjunction with GaN. These works were critical precursors to the growth of cubic oxides, however, and are closely relevant. Viewed in its entirety, this document can therefore be considered a multifaceted interrogation of several novel oxide compounds and structures, both cubic and wurtzite in structure. The conclusions of the research can be stated succinctly as a quantifiably successful effort to validate the use of these compounds and structures for wide bandgap optoelectronic technologies
School code: 0705
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-07B
主題 Physics, Optics
Engineering, Materials Science
Alt Author University of Central Florida
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