Self-nucleation and growth of group III-antimonide nanowires Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we show that the growth of III-antimonides can occur via self-catalysis using either group III metal or Sb clusters at their tips. Specific experiments using GaSb and InSb systems show that bulk nucleation and growth of the respective antimonide wires can also occur from mm-sized droplets. The role of equilibrium solubility and the size of the droplet on bulk nucleation versus tip-led growth is discussed. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pendyala, C., Vaddiraju, S., Kim, J. H., Jacinski, J., Chen, Z., & Sunkara, M. K.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • January 2010