epitaxial layer

epitaxial layer

[‚ep·ə′tak·sē·əl ‚lā·ər]
(solid-state physics)
A semiconductor layer having the same crystalline orientation as the substrate on which it is grown.

epitaxial layer

In chip making, a semiconductor layer that is created on top of the silicon base rather than below it. See molecular beam epitaxy.
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Most existing GaN-HEMTs that use a diamond substrate for heat dissipation are created using a GaN epitaxial layer foil from which silicon substrate has been removed and onto which diamond is deposited at high temperature.
The higher the Ge composition of the SiGe alloy epitaxial layer, the greater the mismatch rate with the substrate Si.
The measurements have shown that under the conditions of high growth temperature and low supercooling [DELTA][T.sub.s] of the solution-melt, the Curie temperature of a 5 nm-thick epitaxial layer forming between the substrate and the main part of epitaxial layer did not differ from the Curie temperature of the main part of the epitaxial layer.
GaN deposition is one of the most promising techniques to improve the light output of LEDs and involves the deposition of a thin GaN epitaxial layer on a patterned sapphire substrate (PSS).
However, the coefficients of segregation of elements included in solid solution may vary according to the overall composition of the gas phase, which, respectively, can lead to uncertainty in determination of composition of epitaxial layer. We note that according to the data (see Table 2) concentration of phosphorus and silicon atoms in epitaxial layer reach several parts of atomic percent.
This result also shows that the measurement technique is reliable because it is sensitive to the properties of the epitaxial layer only.
To increase power handling capabilities of the frequency multipliers, one approach is to optimize the nonlinear device doping and transfer the epitaxial layer to a high thermal conductivity substrate, or one can increase the number of anodes per chip [5-9].
In the case of inversion type conductivity of the epitaxial layer, the silicon atoms continually start to form nodes inside the subnet of gallium and through this process to increase the concentration of low donor levels near the bottom of the conductivity band.
Among specific topics are growing bulk crystal at a constant rate using a new design of resistive furnace, the solution growth of 3C-SiC single crystals by the cold crucible technique, Raman scattering studies of stress distribution around dislocation, the electronic band structure of cubic silicon nanowires, the anisotropic etching of SiC in the mixed gas of chlorine and oxygen, the temperature dependence of plasma chemical vaporization machining of silicon and silicon carbide, the influence of passivation oxide properties on SiC field-plated buried gate MESFETs, a high power-density converter, surface morphology in an AIN epitaxial layer grown on various SiC substrates by the sublimation closed space technique, and diamond doped by hot iron implantation.
A structure of LED chips in which anodes and cathodes are on the epitaxial layer, and the chips are assembled after being turned upside down.
Second, using lower grade substrates, without the strict surface smoothness and epitaxial layer requirements, can potentially reduce material costs.
This surface wave induces a sinusoidal variation in the electric potential in an epitaxial layer through piezoelectric coupling.