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The luminescence and inner structure of GaAs-AlGaAs quantum well tube (QWT) nanowires were studied using low-temperature cathodoluminescence (CL) spectroscopic imaging, in combination with scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) tomography, allowing for the first time a robust correlation between the luminescence properties of these nanowires and their size and inner 3D structure down to the nanoscale. Besides the core luminescence and minor defects-related contributions, each nanowire showed one or more QWT peaks associated with nanowire regions of different diameters. The values of the GaAs shell thickness corresponding to each QWT peak were then determined from the nanowire diameters by employing a multishell growth model upon validation against experimental data (core diameter and GaAs and AlGaAs shell thickness) obtained from the analysis of the 3D reconstructed …
De Gruyter
Publication date: 
10 Aug 2019

Paola Prete, Daniel Wolf, Fabio Marzo, Nico Lovergine

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Volume: 8 Issue: 9 Pages: 1567-1577