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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Optical and structural investigation of In1-xGaxP free-standing microrods|
|Abstract:||We present a structural and optical characterization of scepterlike micrometer-sized free-standing structures, composed of a long InGaP rod with a metallic sphere on its top, grown on polycrystalline InP substrates. In contrast to the conventional vapor-liquid-solid growth method, no catalyst was deposited on the substrate. Instead, metallic In liberated from the InP substrate by phosphor evaporation works as the catalyst metal. We performed Raman scattering, photoluminescence spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy measurements on individual structures. The alloy composition measured by microscopic techniques is in agreement with the values obtained by the optical measurements considering that the rod is strain free. The InGaP rods present essentially constant Ga composition within a fluctuation of similar to 10% and efficient optical emission. We also observed a marked increase in the Raman-scattering signal at rod positions near the metallic sphere (the "neck"), which was attributed to a surface-enhanced Raman-scattering effect. Our results demonstrate the possibility of using InGaP rods for optical device applications. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.|
|Editor:||Amer Inst Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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