GaAs nanowires have been grown on SiO2 and GaAs by molecular beam epitaxy using manganese as growth catalyst. Transmission electron microscopy shows that the wires have a wurtzite-type lattice and that α-Mn particles are found at the free end of the wires. X-ray absorption fine structure measurements reveal the presence of a significant fraction of Mn−As bonds, suggesting Mn diffusion and incorporation during wire growth. Transport measurements indicate that the wires are p-type, as expected from doping of GaAs with Mn.
American Chemical Society
13 Sep 2006
Volume: 6 Issue: 9 Pages: 2130-2134