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Polytype nanodots are arguably the simplest nanodots than can be made, but their technological control was, up to now, challenging. We have developed a technique to produce nanowires containing exactly one polytype nanodot in GaAs with thickness control. These nanodots have been investigated by photoluminescence, which has been cross-correlated with(More)
We report on fabrication of double quantum dots in catalytically grown InAs/InP nanowire heterostructures. In the few-electron regime, starting with both dots empty, our low-temperature transport measurements reveal a clear shell structure for sequential charging of the larger of the two dots with up to 12 electrons. The resonant current through the double(More)
InAs/GaSb nanowire heterostructures with thin GaInAs inserts were grown by MOVPE and characterized by electrical measurements and transmission electron microscopy. Down-scaling of the insert thickness was limited because of an observed sensitivity of GaSb nanowire growth to the presence of In. By employing growth interrupts in between the InAs and GaInAs(More)
We present electrical characterization of broken gap GaSb-InAsSb nanowire heterojunctions. Esaki diode characteristics with maximum reverse current of 1750 kA/cm(2) at 0.50 V, maximum peak current of 67 kA/cm(2) at 0.11 V, and peak-to-valley ratio (PVR) of 2.1 are obtained at room temperature. The reverse current density is comparable to that of(More)
We have grown InP nanowires doped with hydrogen sulfide, which exhibit sulfur concentrations of up to 1.4%. The highest doped nanowires show a pure wurtzite crystal structure, in contrast to bulk InP which has the zinc blende structure. The nanowires display photoluminescence which is strongly blue shifted compared with the band gap, well into the visible(More)
We have synthesized GaAs-Ga(x)In(1-x)P (0.34 < x < 0.69) core-shell nanowires by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy. The nanowire core was grown Au-catalyzed at a low temperature (450 degrees C) where only little growth takes place on the side facets. The shell was added by growth at a higher temperature (600 degrees C), where the kinetic hindrance of the(More)
Highly strained GaAs/GaP nanowires of excellent optical quality were grown with 50 nm diameter GaAs cores and 25 nm GaP shells. Photoluminescence from these nanowires is observed at energies dramatically shifted from the unstrained GaAs free exciton emission energy by 260 meV. Using Raman scattering, we show that it is possible to separately measure the(More)
One-dimensional nanostructure arrays can show fascinatingly different, tunable optical response compared to bulk systems. Here we study theoretically and demonstrate experimentally how to engineer the reflection and absorption of light in epitaxially grown vertical arrays of InAs nanowires (NWs). A striking observation is optically visible colors of the(More)
We present a noninvasive optical method to determine the local strain in individual semiconductor nanowires. InP nanowires were intentionally bent with an atomic force microscope and variations in the optical phonon frequency along the wires were mapped using Raman spectroscopy. Sections of the nanowires with a high curvature showed significantly broadened(More)
We have studied morphology and phase segregation of AlInP shells on GaAs nanowires. Photoluminescence measurements on single core-shell nanowires indicated variations in the shell composition, and phase segregation was confirmed by cross-sectional scanning transmission electron microscopy on 30 nm thin slices of the wires. It was discovered that Al-rich(More)