Characterization of Non-polar 6H-SiC Substrates for Optoelectronic Device Applications

광전소자 응용을 위한 무극성 6H-SiC 기판의 특성

  • Published : 2009.05.01


The present research was focused to investigate the quality of non-polar SiC substrates grown by a conventional PVT method for optoelectronic applications. The half part of the PVT-grown 6H-SiC crystal boules was sliced along a-direction and m-direction to extensively analyze non-polar planes and then remaining part of that was sliced along the basal plane to produce wafers. The non-polar SiC m-plane and a-plane exhibited apparent peaks around 2 theta=$120^{\circ}$((3-300) plane) and 2 theta=$60^{\circ}$ ((11-20) plane), respectively. FWHM values of m-plane measured along a-direction and c-direction were 60 arc see and 57 arcsec respectively, a-plane measured along m-direction and c-direction were 41 arcsec and 51 arcsec respectively. The typical absorption spectra of SiC crystals indicated that each of SiC crystals were the 6H-SiC with fundamental absorption energy of about 3.04 eV. Non-polar planes contained no micropipe on etched surface. The carrier concentration and mobility of non-polar SiC wafers have estimated by Raman spectrum. It was observed that the carrier mobility is low in the area far from seed crystal with compared to other places.


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