Using Gaseous Sources in Molecular Beam Epitaxy

  • C. W. Tu
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 14)


Using gaseous sources in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) extends the versatility of solid-source MBE. We first describe the use of gaseous group V hydrides, which makes the growth of phosphides possible (before the very recent development of valved crackers). New issues in growth of phosphides arise, however; for example, As/P exchange at arsenide/phosphide interfaces and controlling the group V composition in a mixed As+P alloy. Then we discuss the use of gaseous organometallic group IE sources in selective-area epitaxy, either by laser irradiation or on patterned substrates. Finally the use of gaseous dopant sources are described, in particular, carbon doping with halomethanes.


Molecular Beam Epitaxy Incorporation Rate Multiple Quantum Well Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor RHEED Pattern 
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  • C. W. Tu
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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