Triangular GaN-BN core-shell nanocables: Synthesis and field emission

Woo Sung Jang, Shin Young Kim, Jinyoung Lee, Jeunghee Park, Chan Jun Park, Cheol Jin Lee

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Triangular GaN-BN core-shell nanocables were synthesized by thermal chemical vapor deposition using GaN/B2O3/NH3 reaction. They consist of single-crystalline wurtzite GaN nanowires (avg. diameter = 60 nm), grown along the [0 1 0] direction, and 3 nm-thick crystalline h-BN outerlayers. The h-BN outerlayers lead to superhydrophobicity, and probably reduce the surface defects of GaN nanowires. Field emission from as-grown GaN-BN nanocables shows large current densities and low turn-on voltages, which are comparable to those of bare GaN nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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