Aligned InN nanofingers prepared by the ion-beam assisted filtered cathodic vacuum arc technique

X. H. Ji, Shu Ping Lau, H. Y. Yang, S. F. Yu

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We report the synthesis of aligned wurtzite InN nanofingers by the ion-beam assisted filtered cathodic vacuum arc technique. InN nanofingers exhibit a polycrystalline structure. Photoluminescence (PL) and field emission properties of the InN nanofingers were studied. The PL emission peak was centred at ∼1.1 eV with a full width at half maximum of 105 meV. The field emission characteristic was observed from the InN nanofingers with turn-on field of 9.7 V νm-1 at a current density of 10 νA cm-2. The formation of InN nanofingers was attributed to the Volmer-Weber growth mode.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3069-3073
Number of pages5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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