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Isolated self-assembled InAs/InP(001) quantum wires obtained by controlling the growth front evolution

Fuster, David and Alén, Benito and González, Luisa and González, Yolanda and Martinez-Pastor, Juan and González, Maria Ujué and Garcia, Jorge M. (2007) Isolated self-assembled InAs/InP(001) quantum wires obtained by controlling the growth front evolution. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18 (3).

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Abstract

In this work we explore the first stages of quantum wire ( QWR) formation studying the evolution of the growth front for InAs coverages below the critical thickness, theta(c), determined by reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED). Our results obtained by in situ measurement of the accumulated stress evolution during InAs growth on InP(001) show that the relaxation process starts at a certain InAs coverage theta(R) < theta(c). At this theta(R), the spontaneous formation of isolated quantum wires takes place. For theta > theta(R) this ensemble of isolated nanostructures progressively evolves towards QWRs that cover the whole surface for theta = theta(c). These results allow for a better understanding of the self-assembling process of QWRs and enable the study of the individual properties of InAs/InP self-assembled single quantum wires.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Physical Science > Quantum phenomena
ID Code:6263
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:22 Dec 2009 12:18
Last Modified:22 Dec 2009 12:18

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