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Evolution of InAs branches in InAs/GaAs nanowire heterostructures

Date

2007-09-28

Authors

Paladugu, Mohanchand
Zou, J.
Auchterlonie, G. J.
Guo, Y. N.
Kim, Y.
Joyce, H. J.
Gao, Q.
Jagadish, C.
Tan, Hark Hoe

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American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Abstract

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

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Keywords: Drops; Electron microscopy; Gold; Heterojunctions; Indium compounds; Nanoparticles; Downward movement; Nanoparticle encounters; Nanowire heterostructures; Nanowire sidewalls; Nanowires

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Applied Physics Letters

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Journal article

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10.1063/1.2790486

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