Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 18, Issue 7, pp 865–874 | Cite as

Liquid phase epitaxial growth of pure and doped GaSb layers: morphological evolution and native defects

  • P S Dutta
  • H L Bhat
  • Vikram Kumar


Undoped and Te-doped gallium antimonide (GaSb) layers have been grown on GaSb bulk substrates by the liquid phase epitaxial technique from Ga-rich and Sb-rich melts. The nucleation morphology of the grown layers has been studied as a function of growth temperature and substrate orientation. MOS structures have been fabricated on the epilayers to evaluate the native defect content in the grown layers from theC-V characteristics. Layers grown from antimony rich melts always exhibitp-type conductivity. In contrast, a type conversion fromp- ton- was observed in layers grown from gallium rich melts below 400 C. The electron mobility of undopedn-type layers grown from Ga-rich melts and tellurium doped layers grown from Sb- and Ga-rich solutions has been evaluated.


Liquid phase epitaxy growth GaSb 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P S Dutta
    • 1
  • H L Bhat
    • 1
  • Vikram Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Solid State Physics LaboratoryDelhiIndia

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