Zinc incorporation via the vapor−liquid−solid mechanism into InP nanowires

M.H.M. van Weert, A. Helman, W. van den Einden, R..E. Algra, M.A. Verheijen, M.T. Borgström, G. Immink, J.J. Kelly, L.P. Kouwenhoven, E.P.A.M. Bakkers

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We report the incorporation of zinc atoms into vapor−liquid−solid grown indium phosphide nanowires via a gold catalyst particle. We demonstrate this by synthesizing axial pn-junctions, chemically etching them, and fabricating electrical contacts in a vertical configuration. Electrical measurements show clear diode behavior. Control of dopant incorporation is crucial for future applications and will eventually lead to full freedom of design.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)4578-4579
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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