Failure of the vapor-liquid-solid mechanism in Au-assisted MOVPE growth of InAs nanowires
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: NANO LETTERS
Förlag: American Chemical Society
We report the temperature dependence of the Au-assisted growth of InAs nanowires in MOVPE. Extensive studies of the growth of such nanowires have attributed growth to the so-called vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism, with a liquid Au-In alloy particle. We assert here that growth is instead assisted by a solid particle and does not occur at all when the particle is a liquid. Thus the temperature range of InAs nanowire growth is limited by the melting of the Au-In alloy. Comparison with growth of InAs nanowires in the same system assisted by a layer of SiOx is used to support this conclusion.
- Physics and Astronomy
- ISSN: 1530-6984