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Title: Optical properties and carrier dynamics of GaAs/GaInAs multiple-quantum-well shell grown on GaAs nanowire by molecular beam epitaxy

GaAs/GaInAs multiple-quantum-well (MQW) shells having different GaInAs shell width formed on the surface of self-catalyzed GaAs core nanowires (NWs) are grown on (100) Si substrate using molecular beam epitaxy. The photoluminescence emission from GaAs/GaInAs MQW shells and the carrier lifetime could be varied by changing the width of GaInAs shell. Time-resolved photoluminescence measurements showed that the carrier lifetime had a fast and slow decay owing to the mixing of wurtzite and zinc-blende structures of the NWs. Furthermore, strain relaxation caused the carrier lifetime to decrease beyond a certain thickness of GaInAs quantum well shells.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1567-1739
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Current Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 16; Journal Issue: 12
Korean Physical Society
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; molecular beam epitaxy; III-V semiconductors; optical characterization; epitaxy growth; nanowire