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Knut Deppert

Knut Deppert

Professor

Knut Deppert

Self-seeded, position-controlled InAs nanowire growth on Si: A growth parameter study

Author

  • Bernhard Mandl
  • Anil Dey
  • Julian Stangl
  • Mirco Cantoro
  • Lars-Erik Wernersson
  • Günther Bauer
  • Lars Samuelson
  • Knut Deppert
  • Claes Thelander

Summary, in English

In this work, the nucleation and growth of InAs nanowires on patterned SiO2/Si(111) substrates is studied. It is found that the nanowire yield is strongly dependent on the size of the etched holes in the SiO2, where openings smaller than 180 nm lead to a substantial decrease in nucleation yield, while openings larger than View the MathML source promote nucleation of crystallites rather than nanowires. We propose that this is a result of indium particle formation prior to nanowire growth, where the size of the indium particles, under constant growth parameters, is strongly influenced by the size of the openings in the SiO2 film. Nanowires overgrowing the etched holes, eventually leading to a merging of neighboring nanowires, shed light into the growth mechanism.

Department/s

  • Solid State Physics
  • Department of Electrical and Information Technology
  • Nanometer structure consortium (nmC)-lup-obsolete
  • Digital ASIC-lup-obsolete
  • Nano-lup-obsolete
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2011

Language

English

Pages

51-56

Publication/Series

Journal of Crystal Growth

Volume

334

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • Nanostructures
  • Nanowire growth
  • Metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy
  • Semiconductor III–V materials

Status

Published

Research group

  • Nanometer structure consortium (nmC)-lup-obsolete
  • Digital ASIC-lup-obsolete
  • Nano-lup-obsolete

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0022-0248