Solution–Liquid–Solid Growth of Soluble GaAs Nanowires


  • This work was supported by the United States National Science Foundation through grant CHE-0092735.


GaAs nanowires exhibiting narrow diameter distributions and small diameters within and near the strong-confinement regime can be generated using the solution–liquid–solid (SLS) mechanism (see Figure for 5.99 nm diameter wires). A relationship between the mean diameters of the nanowires and the indium catalyst nanoparticles from which the nanowires are grown is furthermore established.