Growth of GaN Nanorods via Au Catalyst-Assisted CVD (pages 433–436)
Z. Yu, Z. Yang, S. Wang, Y. Jin, J. G. Liu, M. Gong and X. Sun
Article first published online: 17 OCT 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cvde.200506420
The growth of crystalline GaN nanorods has been achieved on Si (111) substrates by means of the evaporation of Ga in an NH3 atmosphere with the assistance of pre-coated, metallic-catalyst gold nanoparticles. Characterizations using XRD, SEM, and TEM have been carried out to study the crystal structure and morphology of the synthesized GaN nanorods. The nanorod growth mechanism is discussed.