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Quasi One-Dimensional Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures

Benter, S. Dubrovskii, VG. Bartmann, M. Campo, A. Zardo, I. Sistani, M. Stoger-Pollach, M. Lancaster, S. Detz, H. Lugstein, A.

Original Title

Quasi One-Dimensional Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures

English Title

Quasi One-Dimensional Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The band offsets occurring at the abrupt heterointerfaces of suitable material combinations offer a powerful design tool for high performance or even new kinds of devices. Because of a large variety of applications for metal- semiconductor heterostructures and the promise of low-dimensional systems to present exceptional device characteristics, nanowire heterostructures gained particular interest over the past decade. However, compared to those achieved by mature two-dimensional processing techniques, quasi one-dimensional (1D) heterostructures often suffer from low interface and crystalline quality. For the GaAs-Au system, we demonstrate exemplarily a new approach to generate epitaxial and single crystalline metal-semiconductor nanowire heterostructures with atomically sharp interfaces using standard semiconductor processing techniques. Spatially resolved Raman measurements exclude any significant strain at the lattice mismatched metal-semiconductor heterojunction. On the basis of experimental results and simulation work, a novel self-assembled mechanism is demonstrated which yields one-step reconfiguration of a semiconductor-metal core-shell nanowire to a quasi 1D axially stacked heterostructure via flash lamp annealing. Transmission electron microscopy imaging and electrical characterization confirm the high interface quality resulting in the lowest Schottky barrier for the GaAs-Au system reported to date. Without limiting the generality, this novel approach will open up new opportunities in the syntheses of other metal-semiconductor nanowire heterostructures and thus facilitate the research of high-quality interfaces in metal-semiconductor nanocontacts.

English abstract

The band offsets occurring at the abrupt heterointerfaces of suitable material combinations offer a powerful design tool for high performance or even new kinds of devices. Because of a large variety of applications for metal- semiconductor heterostructures and the promise of low-dimensional systems to present exceptional device characteristics, nanowire heterostructures gained particular interest over the past decade. However, compared to those achieved by mature two-dimensional processing techniques, quasi one-dimensional (1D) heterostructures often suffer from low interface and crystalline quality. For the GaAs-Au system, we demonstrate exemplarily a new approach to generate epitaxial and single crystalline metal-semiconductor nanowire heterostructures with atomically sharp interfaces using standard semiconductor processing techniques. Spatially resolved Raman measurements exclude any significant strain at the lattice mismatched metal-semiconductor heterojunction. On the basis of experimental results and simulation work, a novel self-assembled mechanism is demonstrated which yields one-step reconfiguration of a semiconductor-metal core-shell nanowire to a quasi 1D axially stacked heterostructure via flash lamp annealing. Transmission electron microscopy imaging and electrical characterization confirm the high interface quality resulting in the lowest Schottky barrier for the GaAs-Au system reported to date. Without limiting the generality, this novel approach will open up new opportunities in the syntheses of other metal-semiconductor nanowire heterostructures and thus facilitate the research of high-quality interfaces in metal-semiconductor nanocontacts.

Keywords

Nanowire; GaAs; gold; metal-semiconductor heterostructure; quasi 1D contacts

Released

01.06.2019

Pages from

3892

Pages to

3897

Pages count

6

URL

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BibTex


@article{BUT159146,
  author="Hermann {Detz}",
  title="Quasi One-Dimensional Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures",
  annote="The band offsets occurring at the abrupt heterointerfaces of suitable material combinations offer a powerful design tool for high performance or even new kinds of devices. Because of a large variety of applications for metal- semiconductor heterostructures and the promise of low-dimensional systems to present exceptional device characteristics, nanowire heterostructures gained particular interest over the past decade. However, compared to those achieved by mature two-dimensional processing techniques, quasi one-dimensional (1D) heterostructures often suffer from low interface and crystalline quality. For the GaAs-Au system, we demonstrate exemplarily a new approach to generate epitaxial and single crystalline metal-semiconductor nanowire heterostructures with atomically sharp interfaces using standard semiconductor processing techniques. Spatially resolved Raman measurements exclude any significant strain at the lattice mismatched metal-semiconductor heterojunction. On the basis of experimental results and simulation work, a novel self-assembled mechanism is demonstrated which yields one-step reconfiguration of a semiconductor-metal core-shell nanowire to a quasi 1D axially stacked heterostructure via flash lamp annealing. Transmission electron microscopy imaging and electrical characterization confirm the high interface quality resulting in the lowest Schottky barrier for the GaAs-Au system reported to date. Without limiting the generality, this novel approach will open up new opportunities in the syntheses of other metal-semiconductor nanowire heterostructures and thus facilitate the research of high-quality interfaces in metal-semiconductor nanocontacts.",
  chapter="159146",
  doi="10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01076",
  howpublished="print",
  number="6",
  volume="19",
  year="2019",
  month="june",
  pages="3892--3897",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}