Growth of GaN@InGaN Core-Shell and Au-GaN hybrid nanostructures for energy applications

Taleb Mokari, Tevye Kuykendall, Shaul Aloni, Ilan Jen-La Plante

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We demonstrated a method to control the bandgap energy of GaN nanowires by forming GaN@InGaN core-shell hybrid structures using metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). Furthermore, we show the growth of Au nanoparticles on the surface of GaN nanowires in solution at room temperature. The work shown here is a first step toward engineering properties that are crucial for the rational design and synthesis of a new class of photocatalytic materials. The hybrid structures were characterized by various techniques, including photoluminescence (PL), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM and SEM), and x-ray diffraction (XRD).

Original languageEnglish
Article number767951
JournalInternational Journal of Photoenergy
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science


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