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Doping is essential for the realization of optoelectronic devices and represents a complex task if related to nanowires. We have studied GaN and InN nanowires (NWs) doped by Si and Mg obtained by catalyst-free MBE on Si(111) in N-rich conditions. Increasing the Si amount the morphology as well as the density of the wires changes. Successful n-doping of GaN nanowires has been shown by electrical and optoelectrical measurements. Due to the sensitivity of the electrical transport to the wire diameter (size dependent surface barrier), it was possible to determine the doping level of single nanowire. A small amount of Mg increases the tendency of the wires to coalesce. For InN nanowires doped with Si a reduced NWs density is observed as compared to the undoped counterpart. The Mg doping does not change the morphology of the NWs as compared to the undoped however some staking faults at the tip could be observed.
Publication date: 
1 Jul 2009

Toma Stoica, Ralph Meijers, Ratan Debnath, Thomas Richter, Hans Lueth, Raffaella Calarco, Eli Sutter, Kulandaivel Jeganathan, Michel Marso

Biblio References: 
Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft