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Influence of Sb/N contents during the capping process on the morphology of InAs/GaAs quantum dots
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
InAs/GaAs QDs are being investigated in the field of solar cells (SCs) with the aim of achieving high SC performances. In order to control the band offsets and the accumulated strain, the application of capping layers (CLs) made of GaAs-based alloys is becoming a common approach that shows promising advantages for SC applications. However, up to now there are very few statistically reliable studies of their impact on the QD morphologies. Our work by TEM techniques over more than a hundred of InAs QDs has evaluated a broad range of CL materials and structures with Sb and/or N with a singular accuracy. Our outcomes showed that the Sb could play antagonistic roles regarding the QD decomposition depending on the growth conditions. Unlike it occurs at common growth rates (1 ML/s), at high growth rates of 2 ML/s the Sb does not protect the QDs, but even intensifies their erosion. On the other side, N provides the best results in terms of maintaining the original shape of the QDs. In the case of a simultaneous presence of Sb and N, a synergetic effect in the erosion strength is observed. Nevertheless, avoiding the concomitance presence of N and Sb on the growth front by growing a short-period GaAsSb/GaAsN superlattice CLs moderates this behavior. The results are discussed in terms of processes such as surfactant, intermixing, segregation, bond strength or strain-enhanced diffusion that could operate during the capping process. The strong modifications on the QD?CL morphology, that we show are expected to have a significant impact on QD SC performance, cannot be disregarded.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells
ISSN
0927-0248
Factor de impacto JCR
4,732
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volumen
145
DOI
10.1016/j.solmat.2015.07.015
Número de revista
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Participantes
  • Autor: D. González (UCA)
  • Autor: D.F. Reyes (UCA)
  • Autor: T. Ben (UCA)
  • Autor: Antonio David Utrilla Lomas (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Ulloa Herrero (UPM)
  • Autor: Alvaro de Guzman Fernandez Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Adrian Hierro Cano (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Sistemas Optoelectrónicos y Microtecnología
  • Departamento: Ciencia de Materiales
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