Thermodynamic assessment and binary nucleation modeling of Sn-seeded InGaAs nanowires

Masoomeh Ghasemi, Malin Selleby, Jonas Johansson

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We have performed a thermodynamic assessment of the As-Ga-In-Sn system based on the CALculation of PHAse Diagram (CALPHAD) method. This system is part of a comprehensive thermodynamic database that we are developing for nanowire materials. Specifically, the As-Ga-In-Sn can be used in modeling the growth of GaAs, InAs, and InxGa1−xAs nanowires assisted by Sn liquid seeds. In this work, the As-Sn binary, the As-Ga-Sn, As-In-Sn, and Ga-In-Sn ternary systems have been thermodynamically assessed using the CALPHAD method. We show the relevant phase diagrams and property diagrams. They all show good agreement with experimental data. Using our optimized description we have modeled the nucleation of InxGa1−xAs in the zinc blende phase from a Sn-based quaternary liquid alloy using binary nucleation modeling. We have linked the composition of the solid nucleus to the composition of the liquid phase. Eventually, we have predicted the critical size of the nucleus that forms from InAs and GaAs pairs under various conditions. We believe that our modeling can guide future experimental realization of Sn-seeded InxGa1−xAs nanowires.

Sidor (från-till)152-158
Antal sidor7
TidskriftJournal of Crystal Growth
StatusPublished - 2017 nov. 15

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Den kondenserade materiens fysik
  • Annan materialteknik
  • Nanoteknik


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