We find that the temporal evolution of GaN nanowire ensembles is well described by a double logistic function. In contrast to existing growth models, this simple equation provides an empirical but comprehensive description of the entire growth process. We use this double logistic function for analyzing the formation rate of GaN nanowire ensembles prepared under a wide variety of growth conditions. This analysis allows us to construct a growth diagram in which we depict the average delay time that precedes nanowire formation as a function of the growth parameters. This diagram can be used as a guide to control the growth and properties of GaN nanowire ensembles as well as to envision novel growth approaches.
|1||Autor||S. Fernández-Garrido , J. K. Zettler , L. Geelhaar , O. Brandt|
Monitoring the formation of nanowires by line-of-sight quadrupole mass spectrometry: a comprehensive description of the temporal evolution of GaN nanowire ensembles
|Source||Nano Lett. , 15 , 1930 ( 2015 )|
: 10.1021/nl504778s |