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Group III-V co-axial core-shell semiconducting nanowire (NW) heterostructures possess unique advantages over their planar counterparts in logic, photovoltaic and light-emitting devices. Dimensional confinement of electronic carriers and interface complexity in NWs are known to produce local electronic potential landscapes along the radial direction that deviate from those along the normal to planar heterojunction interfaces. However, understanding of electronic and optoelectronic carrier transport properties and device characteristics remains lacking without a direct measurement of band alignment in individual NWs. Photocurrent spectroscopy has proven to be effective in investigating the effects of quantum confinement and surface related properties such as bandgaps, surface adsorption/desorption, and polarization anisotropy. Here, we report on, using the GaAs/Al x Ga 1-x As core-shell NW system (x= 0.24 …
Publication date: 
1 Mar 2013

Guannan Chen, Guan Sun, Yujie Ding, Ilio Maccoli, Nico Lovergine, Paola Prete, Jonathan Spanier

Biblio References: 
Volume: 2013 Pages: Y6. 003
APS March Meeting Abstracts