GaN films were successfully grown by the remote-plasma metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (RPMOCVD) system. The composition of the GaN films could be tuned from nitrogen-rich to stoichiometric growth by varying the mole flow rate of tnmethylgallium (TMGa). A hypothesis concerning the collisions between excited nitrogen and TMGa was also brought up. The collision between excited nitrogen and TMGa influences the characteristics of surface morphology, composition, growth rate, and growth mechanism. The characteristics of the GaN film were optimized by changing the growth conditions. The narrowest FWHM of the double-crystal X-ray rocking curve is about 0.2°. Under optimized conditions, the composition of the GaN film is almost the same as that of the reference GaN film grown by MOCVD.
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