Electron transport in InAs-InAlAs core-shell nanowires Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Evidence is given for the effectiveness of InAs surface passivation by the growth of an epitaxial InAlAs shell. The electron mobility is measured as a function of temperature for both core-shell and unpassivated nanowires, with the core-shell nanowires showing a monotonic increase in mobility as temperature is lowered, in contrast to a turnover in mobility seen for the unpassivated nanowires. We argue that this signifies a reduction in low temperature ionized impurity scattering for the passivated nanowires, implying a reduction in surface states.

publication date

  • January 28, 2013