In this letter we report on spectral photoconductivity (PC) on different sections of single MBE-grown GaN nanowhiskers of diameters ranging on the order of 100 nm. The photoconductivity spectra show, besides the band-gap related transition, deep-levels corresponding to the yellow, green, and blue bands. A strong spatial localization of specific photocurrent peaks has been observed, indicating that the defects responsible for such transitions are distributed inhomogeneously along the column growth direction.
American Chemical Society
12 Jul 2006
Volume: 6 Issue: 7 Pages: 1548-1551