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At ambient conditions, GaAs forms in the zincblende (ZB) phase with the notable exception of nanowires (NWs) where the wurtzite (WZ) lattice is also found. The WZ formation is both a complication to be dealt with and a potential feature to be exploited, for example, in NW homostructures wherein ZB and WZ phases alternate controllably and thus band gap engineering is achieved. Despite intense studies, some of the fundamental electronic properties of WZ GaAs NWs are not fully assessed yet. In this work, by using photoluminescence (PL) under high magnetic fields (B = 0–28 T), we measure the diamagnetic shift, ΔEd, and the Zeeman splitting of the band gap free exciton in WZ GaAs formed in core–shell InGaAs–GaAs NWs. The quantitative analysis of ΔEd at different temperatures (T = 4.2 and 77 K) and for different directions of B⃗ allows the determination of the exciton reduced mass, μexc, in planes …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
8 Nov 2017

Marta De Luca, Silvia Rubini, Marco Felici, Alan Meaney, Peter CM Christianen, Faustino Martelli, Antonio Polimeni

Biblio References: 
Volume: 17 Issue: 11 Pages: 6540-6547
Nano letters