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Growth and doping of GaN films and nanowires by reactive sputtering

Grant number: 11/22664-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal Investigator:Jose Humberto Dias da Silva
Grantee:Ziani de Souza Schiaber
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/25625-3 - Growth and structural properties of GaN nanowires, BE.EP.DR


GaN based devices play an important role to the recent development of nanophotonics, nanosensoring, and spintronics. The GaN nanostructures used in these technologies are usually grown by molecular beam epitaxy or chemical vapor deposition. The development of the reactive sputtering technique is proposed in this project, as an alternative way to produce GaN films and nanowires (both pure and doped).The materials will be produced by sputtering of a Ga target in a plasma containing argon and nitrogen. The growth of nanowires requires low Ga pressures and relatively high substrate temperatures as compared to those used for the deposition of two-dimensional films. The doping will be carried out simply by placing small pieces of Mg and Mn onto the target.The structural characterization of the films and nanostructures will be performed by atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The optical characterization includes photoluminescence, transmittance and reflectance in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared. Magnetization measurements as a function of the applied magnetic field and temperature will be made in doped films and nanowires.The aim of the project is to deepen the understanding of the nucleation process of GaN films and nanowires, enabling the growth by sputtering of materials with optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of interest.

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Scientific publications
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SCHIABER, ZIANI S.; LEITE, DOUGLAS M. G.; BORTOLETO, JOSE R. R.; LISBOA-FILHO, PAULO N.; DA SILVA, JOSE H. D.. Effects of substrate temperature, substrate orientation, and energetic atomic collisions on the structure of GaN films grown by reactive sputtering. Journal of Applied Physics, v. 114, n. 18, . (05/02249-0, 12/21147-7, 11/22664-2)
LAVARDA, FRANCISCO CARLOS; SCHIABER, ZIANI DE SOUZA; DIAS AGUIAR, LEONARDO DE CONTI; OLIVEIRA, ELIEZER FERNANDO; GONCALVES LEITE, DOUGLAS MARCEL; CAMILO, JR., ALEXANDRE; DIAS DA SILVA, JOSE HUMBERTO. Electronic structure of a hydrogenated gallium nitride nanoparticle. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, v. 252, n. 10, p. 2317-2322, . (12/21147-7, 14/20410-1, 11/22664-2, 12/21983-0, 13/25625-3)
Academic Publications
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SCHIABER, Ziani de Souza. GaN nanostructures grown by magnetron sputtering epitaxy and molecular beam epitaxy techniques. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências. Bauru Bauru.

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