Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Applied Physics Letters, Volume 98, Number 22 (2011)
Keywords:Bulk single crystals, Crystalline materials, Crystalline quality, Diffractive optics, Epitaxial growth, Growth conditions, Growth techniques, Homoepitaxial layers, molecular beam epitaxy, Molecular beams, Point defects, pulsed laser deposition, Single crystals, SrTiO, Strontium alloys, Strontium titanates, Surface defects, Target materials, Temperature range, Thermal conductivity, Time domain analysis, Time domain thermoreflectance
Measurements of thermal conductivity by time-domain thermoreflectance in the temperature range 100<T<300 K are used to characterize the crystalline quality of epitaxial layers of a prototypical oxide, SrTiO3. Twenty samples from five institutions using two growth techniques, molecular beam epitaxy and pulsed laser deposition (PLD), were analyzed. Optimized growth conditions produce layers with comparable to bulk single crystals. Many PLD layers, particularly those that use ceramics as the target material, show surprisingly low . For homoepitaxial layers, the decrease in created by point defects correlates well with the expansion of the lattice parameter in the direction normal to the surface. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
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