4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Commissioning of a Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system for III-V semiconductor growth

Presented by Prof. Chris THERON on 5 Jul 2016 from 16:10 to 18:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Track: Track A - Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials
Board #: A.510

Abstract

MBE is an advanced technique used for growing epitaxial structures to almost atomic layer precision which enables the development of various new material systems. MBE is already used in industry for advanced multilayer crystal growth and has led to radically new devices including high speed transistors, microwave devices, laser diodes and detectors. This enables multi-disciplinary research in a wide range of materials with new physics covering fields such as material science, photonics, and nano-electronics. We hereby report on the commissioning of a new Riber Compact 21 Molecular Beam Epitaxy system in the Department of Physics, University of Pretoria. The system will allow the growth of III-V semiconductor materials GaAs, AlGaAs, InGaAs and their alloys with both n- and p-type doping (Si and Be respectively). The base pressure with liquid nitrogen in the cryopanels is 5x10<sup>-11</sup> Torr. The system can process up to 3” inch wafers which can be annealed in the outgassing station to temperature up to 800 &deg;C. The sample manipulator allows growth temperatures up to 1100 &deg;C with continuous rotation and in situ RHEED analysis. Preliminary results from initial calibration growths and test structures will be presented. The various growth capabilities of the system will further be discussed such as quantum well superstructures, nanorods, laser heterostructures, and HEMTs. A list of various projects that are planned and already underway will also be presented.

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