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InAs-mediated growth of vertical InSb nanowires on Si substrates

Tianfeng Li12, Lizhen Gao1, Wen Lei3, Lijun Guo1*, Huayong Pan4, Tao Yang2, Yonghai Chen2 and Zhanguo Wang2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Physics, School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, People's Republic of China

2 Key Laboratory of Semiconductor Material Science, Institute of semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100083, People's Republic of China

3 School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley 6009, Australia

4 Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:333  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-333

Published: 24 July 2013

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Additional file 1: Figure S1:

FE-SEM (450° tilted view) of InAs nanowires grown for 7 min on Si (111) substrates at 550°C.

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Additional file 2: Figure S2:

FE-SEM image of InAs nanowires and schematic illustration of InSb nanowire. (a) FE-SEM (45° tilted view) of the InAs nanowires grown for 2 min on Si (111) substrates at 550°C. (b) Schematic illustration of InSb nanowire with indium droplet on Si (111) substrate.

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Additional file 3: Figure S3:

TEM image and SAED pattern of an InSb NW with crystalline InSb tip. (a) TEM image of the topmost part of a nanorod with crystalline InSb tip. The SAEDs of the image in the tip (b) and in the rod body (c,d) are also shown. (b, c, and d) correspond to cubic regions with alternate orientation due to twinning. The twinning is pointed out by the bright and dark stripes that correspond to different regions with opposite orientations of the crystal.

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