Kushvaha, S. S. and Ramesh, Ch. and Tyagi, Prashant and Shukla, A. K. and Yadav, B. S. and Dilawar, N. and Maurya, K. K. and Kumar, M. Senthil (2017) Quantum confinement effect in low temperature grown homo-epitaxial GaN nanowall network by laser assisted molecular beam epitaxy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 703. pp. 466-476. ISSN 0925-8388

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Vertically well-aligned homo-epitaxial GaN nanowall network (NWN) was grown on metal organic chemical vapor deposited 3.5 mu m thick GaN (0001) on c-sapphire by laser assisted molecular beam epitaxy (LMBE). The honeycomb GaN NWN with wall width of 8-12 nm and pore size of similar to 100-200 nm were obtained at a low growth temperature of 600 degrees C. The optical properties measured by photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy showed a blue-shift of similar to 100 meV near band edge (NBE) emission for GaN NWN. In addition, temperature dependent (90-300 K) PL measurements of GaN NWN were investigated which follow the Varshni's temperature dependent energy gap relation. The structural and optical properties of pristine and wet-etched LMBE grown homo-epitaxial GaN thin film at 500 degrees C were also investigated and compared with the GaN NWN structures. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study confirms Ga rich nature of GaN nanowalls along with significant decrease in surface band bending in NWN compared to film. The KOH wet etched of GaN NWN showed that the wall width decreased to 6-10 nm and exhibited a blue-shift of 120 meV in the NBE in PL emission confirming the realization of quantum size effect in the GaN NWN structure. The low temperature grown GaN NWN structures can be integrated with light emitting diodes and solar cells for the enhancement of light extraction and device efficiency.

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Subjects: Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Materials Science
Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 06:00
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URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2830

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