Skip to main content Accessibility help

Monocrystalline InP Nanotubes

  • Erik. P. A. M. Bakkers (a1), Louis F. Feiner (a1), Marcel. A. Verheijen (a1), Jorden A. van Dam (a1), Silvano De Franceschi (a1) and Leo Kouwenhoven (a1)...


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.



Hide All
1. Huang, Y.; Duan, X.; Cui, Y.; Lauhon, L J.; Kim, K-H.; Lieber, C.M. Science 2001, 294, 1313
2. Haraguchi, K.; Katsuyama, K.; Hiruma, K.; Ogawa, K.;. Appl. Phys. Lett. 1992, 60, 745
3. Björk, M.T.; Ohlsson, B J.; Sass, T.; Persson, A.I.; Thelander, C.; Magnusson, M.H.; Deppert, K.; Wallenberg, L.R.; Samuelson, L. Nano Lett. 2002, 2, 87
4. Björk, M.T.; Ohlsson, B J.; Thelander, C; Persson, A.I.; Deppert, K.; Wallenberg, L.R.; Samuelson, L. Appi. Phys. Lett. 2002, 81, 4458
5. Tenne, R.; Margulis, L.; Genut, M.; Hodes, G. Nature 1992, 360, 444
6. Seifert, G.; Terrones, H.; Terrones, M.; Jungnickel, G.; Frauenheim, T. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2000, 85, 146
7. Wagner, R.S.; Ellis, W.C. Appi. Phys. Lett. 1964, 4, 89
8. Gudiksen, M.S.; Wang, J.; Lieber, C.M. J. Phys. Chem. 2001, 105, 4062
9. Bakkers, E.P.A.M.; Verheijen, M.A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 3440
10. Snoeck, J.W.; Froment, G.F.; Fowles, J. J. Catalysis 1997, 169, 240
11. Wang, J.; Gudiksen, M.S.; Duan, X.; Cui, Y.; Lieber, C.M. Science 2001, 293, 1455
12. Duan, X.; Lieber, CM. Adv. Mat. 2000, 12, 298


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed