Impact of N incorporation on VLS growth of GaP(N) nanowires utilizing UDMH

Steidl, Matthias; Wu, Mingjian GND; Peh, Katharina; Kleinschmidt, Peter; Spiecker, Erdmann GND; Hannappel, Thomas GND

III–V nanowires (NWs) possess great potential for use in future semiconductor technology. Alloying with dilute amounts of nitrogen provides further flexibility in tuning their material properties. In this study, we report on successful in situ nitrogen incorporation into GaP(N) NWs during growth via the Au-catalyzed vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism. The impact of the nitrogen precursur unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine (UDMH) on morphology was found to be overall beneficial as it strongly reduces tapering. Analysis of the crystal structure of NWs with and without N reveals zinc blende structure with an intermediate amount of stacking faults (SF). Interestingly, N incorporation leads to segments completely free of SFs, which are related to dislocations transverse to the growth direction.

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Steidl, Matthias / Wu, Mingjian / Peh, Katharina / et al: Impact of N incorporation on VLS growth of GaP(N) nanowires utilizing UDMH. 2018.

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