Monocrystalline InP nanotubes

Erik P.A.M. Bakkers, Louis F. Feiner, Marcel A. Verheijen, Jorden A. Van Dam, Silvano De Franceschi, Leo Kouwenhoven

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Indium phosphide (InP) nanowires and nanotubes have been synthesized via the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism. The wires as well as the tubes are crystalline and have the (bulk) zinc blende structure. Compared to the nanowires the nantubes are formed at higher temperatures. A simple model for the formation of the nanotubes is presented. The diameter of the wires and the wall thickness of the tubes can be controlled by the synthesis temperature. Photoluminescence measurements on individual wires show a strong polarization dependency. Moreover, the nanostructures exhibit a considerable blue shift with respect to bulk emission as a result of size-quantization. In addition, this blue shift indicates that the optical properties are not dominated by defect states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Dots, Nanoparticles and Nanowires
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Dots, Nanoparticles and Nanowires - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20035 Dec 2003

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


ConferenceQuantum Dots, Nanoparticles and Nanowires
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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