A RHEED Study of MBE Growth of ZnSe on GaAs (111) A-(2 × 2) Academic Article uri icon


  • ZnSe epilayers have been grown under various Se/Zn atomic flux ratios in the range of 0.22–2.45 at a substrate temperature of 350°C on Zn pre-exposed GaAs (111) A surfaces. Real time reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) observations have shown a transition from a two-dimensional (2D) to a three-dimensional (3D) growth mode. The transition time depends directly upon the growth rate. A detailed discussion is presented to explore the cause of this change in the growth mode.

publication date

  • August 2003