High quality GaN nanowires synthesized from Ga2O3 with graphite powder using VPE method

T. I. Shin, H. J. Lee, W. Y. Song, H. Kim, S. W. Kim, D. H. Yoon

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Abstract

Synthesis of single-crystalline GaN nanowires on C-Al2O3 substrates in a vapor phase epitaxy process by the help of a Ni catalyst was realized. The GaN nanowires were grown at 1000-1100 °C using a mixed powder of Ga2O3 and graphite. GaN nanowires were found to have a single-crystalline hexagonal structure in a high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and X-ray scattering measurements in spite of atmospheric pressure growth. Diameters of the grown nanowires range from 60 to 120 nm, which are comparable to the diameters (10-80 nm) of hydrothermally prepared Ni nanoislands acting as a seed. This fact indicates that the diameter of GaN nanowires can be effectively tuned by controlling that of Ni catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume313-314
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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