Nanohomojunction (GaN) and nanoheterojunction (InN) nanorods on one-dimensional GaN nanowire substrates

Zon Huang Lan, Chi Hui Liang, Chih Wei Hsu, Chien Ting Wu, Huang Min Lin, Sandip Dhara, Kuei Hsien Chen*, Li Chyong Chen, Chia Chun Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

80 Citations (Scopus)


The formation of homojunctions and heterojunctions on two-dimensional (2D) substrates plays a key role in the device performance of thin films. Accelerating the progress of device fabrication in nanowires (NWs) also necessitates a similar understanding in the one-dimensional (1D) system. Nanohomojunction (GaN on GaN) and nanoheterojunction (InN on GaN) nanorods (NRs) were formed in a two-step growth process by a vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism. Ga2O3 nanoribbons were formed using Ni as catalyst in a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique and the completely converted to GaN NWs with NH3 as reactant gas. An Au catalyst is used in the second step of the VLS process to grow GaN and InN NRs on GaN NWs using CVD techniques. A morphological study showed the formation of nanobrushes with different structural symmetries and sub-symmetries in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Structural characterizations showed nearly defect-free growth of nanohomojunction (GaN) and nanoheterojunction (InN) NRs on 1D GaN NW substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry
  • Biomaterials


Dive into the research topics of 'Nanohomojunction (GaN) and nanoheterojunction (InN) nanorods on one-dimensional GaN nanowire substrates'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this