Characterization of erbium chloride seeded gallium nitride nanocrystals

J. Ahn, M. A. Mastro, J. A. Freitas, H. Y. Kim, R. T. Holm, C. R. Eddy, J. Hite, S. I. Maximenko, J. Kim

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A novel erbium chloride seeded growth process was developed for the growth and fabrication of erbium doped GaN nanocrystals. This erbium chloride seeded technique simplifies the delivery of erbium into a metal organic chemical vapor deposition system. Additionally, this selective growth of the GaN nanocrystal only occurred in the presence of the ErCl3 seed. Strong green emission, distinctive of the Er3+ ion, was observed in the GaN nanocrystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1114
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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Funding Information:
Research at the Naval Research Lab is supported by the Office of Naval Research and ONR-Global (N00014-07-1-4035); Support for J.K. was partially provided by the Brain Korea 21 program.


  • Gallium
  • Nanocrystal
  • Nitrides
  • Phonon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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