Self-Directed Growth of AlGaAs Core−Shell Nanowires for Visible Light Applications Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Al0.37Ga0.63As nanowires (NWs) were grown in a molecular beam epitaxy system on GaAs(111)B substrates. Micro-photoluminescence measurements and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy indicated a core--shell structure and Al composition gradient along the NW axis, producing a potential minimum for carrier confinement. The core--shell structure formed during growth as a consequence of the different Al and Ga adatom diffusion lengths.

publication date

  • September 2007