Paper accepted in Applied Physics Express!

[Abstract] We report the characterization of a N-polar InGaN layer deposited by metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy on a ScAlMgO4(0001) (SAM) substrate without a low-temperature buffer layer. The InGaN layer was tensile-strained, and its stoichiometry corresponded to In0.13Ga0.87N. We also present the microstructural observation of the InGaN/SAM interface via integrated differential phase contrast-scanning transmission electron microscopy. The results show that the interface between N-polar InGaN and SAM occurs between the O atoms of the O–Sc SAM surface and the (Ga,In) atoms of InGaN.