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Self-Catalyzed Ternary Core-Shell GaAsP Nanowire Arrays Grown on Patterned Si Substrates by Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Zhang, Y; Wu, J; Aagesen, M; Holm, J; Hatch, S; Tang, M; Huo, S; (2014) Self-Catalyzed Ternary Core-Shell GaAsP Nanowire Arrays Grown on Patterned Si Substrates by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. NANO LETTERS , 14 (8) 4542 - 4547. 10.1021/nl501565b. Green open access

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Abstract

The growth of self-catalyzed ternary core–shell GaAsP nanowire (NW) arrays on SiO2 patterned Si(111) substrates has been demonstrated by using solid-source molecular beam epitaxy. A high-temperature deoxidization step up to ∼900 °C prior to NW growth was used to remove the native oxide and/or SiO2 residue from the patterned holes. To initiate the growth of GaAsP NW arrays, the Ga predeposition used for assisting the formation of Ga droplets in the patterned holes, was shown to be another essential step. The effects of the patterned-hole size on the NW morphology were also studied and explained using a simple growth model. A lattice-matched radial GaAsP core–shell NW structure has subsequently been developed with room-temperature photoluminescence emission around 740 nm. These results open up new perspectives for integrating position-controlled III–V NW photonic and electronic structures on a Si platform.

Type: Article
Title: Self-Catalyzed Ternary Core-Shell GaAsP Nanowire Arrays Grown on Patterned Si Substrates by Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1021/nl501565b
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl501565b
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Keywords: Nanowire array, patterned growth, self-catalyzed, GaAsP, III-V on Si, high-temperature deoxidization, molecular beam epitaxy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1448768
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