Inhomogeneous Si-doping of gold-seeded InAs nanowires grown by molecular beam epitaxy

Rolland, Chloé; Caroff, Philippe; Coinon, Christophe; Wallart, Xavier; Leturcq, Renaud
June 2013
Applied Physics Letters;6/3/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 22, p223105
Academic Journal
We have investigated in situ Si doping of InAs nanowires grown by molecular beam epitaxy from gold seeds. The effectiveness of n-type doping is confirmed by electrical measurements showing an increase of the electron density with the Si flux. We also observe an increase of the electron density along the nanowires from the tip to the base, attributed to the dopant incorporation on the nanowire facets whereas no detectable incorporation occurs through the seed. Furthermore, the Si incorporation strongly influences the lateral growth of the nanowires without giving rise to significant tapering, revealing the complex interplay between axial and lateral growth.


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