Direct experimental evidence of metastable epitaxial zinc-blende MgS

A. M. Sanchez, J. Olvera, T. Ben, J. K. Morrod, K. A. Prior, S. I. Molina

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Abstract

High resolution transmission electron microscopy has provided direct experimental evidence of monocrystalline, single-phase zinc-blende MgS. The authors report the first high resolution images of a metastable ß-MgS epilayer. This material naturally has rocksalt crystalline structure, but ß -MgS was grown in this work by molecular beam epitaxy on a ZnSe/MgS multilayer buffered GaAs (001) substrate using Mg and ZnS sources, following a simple procedure. A metastable ß-MgS layer of up to 125 nm thick has been examined using this technique. Embedded stacking faults are observed in the ß-MgS thick epilayer. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121907
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Sanchez, A. M., Olvera, J., Ben, T., Morrod, J. K., Prior, K. A., & Molina, S. I. (2006). Direct experimental evidence of metastable epitaxial zinc-blende MgS. Applied Physics Letters, 89(12), [121907]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2353826