The crystal structure of gallium oxynitride nanowire was investigated by using scanning transmission electron microscopy. Gallium oxynitride nanowire was directly observed to have a biphasic wurtzite and zinc-blende structure. There was a stacking disorder of several atomic layers between the two phases. The new biphasic nanowire formed due to the presence of Ni in starting material because its nitride has a zinc-blende structure whereas gallium oxynitride has the wurtzite structure. Crystal growth of gallium oxynitride nanowires was studied using seed crystals. Seed crystals and amorphous gallium oxide precursors were annealed under different ammonia flow rates to grow gallium oxynitride nanowires. The nanowires grew to length of 150 μm but they did not grow laterally when the ammonia flow rate was 50. mL/min.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Jul|
- Electron microscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry