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Abstract or Description

InGaN alloys with (0001) or (000-1) polarities are grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. Scanning tunneling microscopy images, interpreted using first-principles theoretical computations, show that there is a strong indium surface segregation on InGaN for both (0001) and (000-1) polarities. Evidence for the existence and stability of a structure containing two adlayers of indium on the In-rich InGaN(0001) surface is reported. The dependence on growth temperature and group III/V ratio of indium incorporation in InGaN is reported, and a quantitative model based on indium surface segregation is proposed to explain the observed incorporation.



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MRS Internet J. Nitride Semicond. Res. , 6, 11.