GaN and Gax In1-x N nanoparticles with tunable indium content: synthesis and characterization

Lei, WeiWei, Willinger, Marc Georg, Antonietti, Markus and Giordano, Cristina 2015, GaN and Gax In1-x N nanoparticles with tunable indium content: synthesis and characterization, Chemistry: a European journal, vol. 21, no. 52, pp. 18976-18982, doi: 10.1002/chem.201502875.

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Title GaN and Gax In1-x N nanoparticles with tunable indium content: synthesis and characterization
Author(s) Lei, WeiWeiORCID iD for Lei, WeiWei
Willinger, Marc Georg
Antonietti, Markus
Giordano, Cristina
Journal name Chemistry: a European journal
Volume number 21
Issue number 52
Start page 18976
End page 18982
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-12-21
ISSN 1521-3765
Keyword(s) gallium nitride
indium nitride
sol-gel processes
Summary Semiconducting GaN and Gax In1-x N nanoparticles (4-10 nm in diameter, depending on the metal ratio) with tunable indium content are prepared through a chemical synthesis (the urea-glass route). The bandgap of the ternary system depends on its composition, and therefore, the color of the final material can be turned from bright yellow (the color of pure GaN) to blue (the color of pure InN). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM and HRTEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images confirm the nanoparticle character and homogeneity of the as-prepared samples. X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron diffraction (EDX), elemental mapping, and UV/Vis, IR, and Raman spectroscopy investigations are used to confirm the incorporation of indium into the crystal structure of GaN. These nanoparticles, possessing adjusted optical properties, are expected to have potential applications in the fabrication of novel optoelectronic devices.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/chem.201502875
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
100706 Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
100799 Nanotechnology not elsewhere classified
03 Chemical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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