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Evolution of InAs branches in InAsGaAs nanowire heterostructures

Paladugu, M and Zou, J and Auchterlonie, GJ and Guo, YN and Kim, Y and Joyce, HJ and Gao, Q and Tan, HH and Jagadish, C (2007) Evolution of InAs branches in InAsGaAs nanowire heterostructures. Applied Physics Letters, 91. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

Branched nanowire heterostructures of InAsGaAs were observed during Au-assisted growth of InAs on GaAs nanowires. The evolution of these branches has been determined through detailed electron microscopy characterization with the following sequence: (1) in the initial stage of InAs growth, the Au droplet is observed to slide down the side of the GaAs nanowire, (2) the downward movement of Au nanoparticle later terminates when the nanoparticle encounters InAs growing radially on the GaAs nanowire sidewalls, and (3) with further supply of In and As vapor reactants, the Au nanoparticles assist the formation of InAs branches with a well-defined orientation relationship with GaAsInAs core/shell stems. We anticipate that these observations advance the understanding of the kink formation in axial nanowire heterostructures. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:08
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:18
DOI: 10.1063/1.2790486