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Understanding the kink formation in GaAs/InAs heterostructural nanowires

Paladugu, M and Zou, J and Wang, H and Auchterlonie, GJ and Kim, Y and Joyce, HJ and Gao, Q and Tan, HH and Jagadish, C (2006) Understanding the kink formation in GaAs/InAs heterostructural nanowires. Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN. pp. 600-603.

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Abstract

The kinks formation in heterostructural nanowires was observed to be dominant when InAs nanowires were grown on GaAs nanowires. Nanowires were grown through vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism in an MOCVD (metalorganic chemical vapor deposition) reactor. GaAs nanowires were grown in [1 1 1 ]B direction on a GaAs (1 1 1 )B substrate. When InAs nanowires grown on the GaAs nanowires, most of the InAs nanowires changed their growth directions from [1 1 1 ]B to other 〈111〉B directions. The kinks formation is ascribed to the large compressive misfit strain at the GaAs/InAs interface (7.2% lattice mismatch between GaAs and InAs) and the high mobility of indium species during MOCVD growth. The in-depth analysis of the kinks formation was done by growing InAs for short times on the GaAs nanowires and characterizing the samples. The hindrance to compressively strain InAs to form coherent layers with GaAs pushed the InAs/Au interfaces to the sides of the GaAs nanowires growth ends. New InAs/Au interfaces have generated at the sides of GaAs nanowires, due to lateral growth of InAs on GaAs nanowires. These new interfaces led the InAs nanowires growth in other 〈111〉B directions. The morphological and structural features of these heterostructural kinked nanowires were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. © 2006 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Axial nanowire heterostructure GaAs Heterostrucural nanowire InAs Kink Nanowire SEM TEM
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: 10.1109/ICONN.2006.340689