Enhanced luminescence from catalyst-free grown InP nanowires

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  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


The surface effects in the optical properties of catalyst-free grown InP nanowires are investigated. Both as-grown nanowires and nanowires treated with hydrofluoric acid are studied using low- and room-temperature continuous-wave and time-resolved photoluminescence measurements and transmission electron microscopy. It is shown that the room-temperature photoluminescence intensity is increased by two orders of magnitude after the surface treatment, and that there is also a significant increase in the double-exponential photoluminescence decay time.


Original languageEnglish
Article number033101
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • catalyst-free growth, InP, luminescence, MOVPE, nanowire

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