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Effect of growth temperature on the morphology and phonon properties of InAs nanowires on Si substrates

  • Li, TF
  • Chen, YH
  • Lei, W
  • Zhou, XL
  • Luo, S
  • Hu, YZ
  • Wang, LJ
  • Yang, T
  • Wang, ZG
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
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Catalyst-free, vertical array of InAs nanowires (NWs) are grown on Si (111) substrate using MOCVD technique. The as- grown InAs NWs show a zinc- blende crystal structure along a < 111 > direction. It is found that both the density and length of InAs NWs decrease with increasing growth temperatures, while the diameter increases with increasing growth temperature, suggesting that the catalyst- free growth of InAs NWs is governed by the nucleation kinetics. The longitudinal optical and transverse optical (TO) mode of InAs NWs present a phonon frequency slightly lower than those of InAs bulk materials, which are speculated to be caused by the defects in the NWs. A surface optical mode is also observed for the InAs NWs, which shifts to lower wave- numbers when the diameter of NWs is decreased, in agreement with the theory prediction. The carrier concentration is extracted to be 2.25 x 10(17) cm(-3) from the Raman line shape analysis. A splitting of TO modes is also observed.

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