Effect of substrate on photo-induced persistent photoconductivity in InAs nanowires

Taeok Kim, Sungjin Park, Hang Kyu Kang, Kwangsik Jeong, Jungmin Bae, Jindong Song, Mann Ho Cho

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The thermal conduction by the difference in the substrate of InAs nanowires (NWs) was investigated by determining the local temperature using Raman spectroscopy as an optical method. The optoelectric characteristics of the supported and suspended InAs nanowires were also investigated. The change in the current with the laser power produced a characteristic profile depending on the InAs nanowire configuration. The persistent photoconductivity (PPC) effect in the InAs nanowires has not been previously studied in detail despite its importance for the material photoresponse. This report presents a study of the PPC effect and the underlying mechanism. The correlation between the PPC effect and the thermal conduction by the substrate-induced carrier redistribution in the InAs nanowires is highlighted. In addition, a unique PPC effect associated with a specific device structure is studied. Our results can enable novel functionalities for InAs-based optoelectric applications in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-971
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by an Industry-Academy joint research program between Samsung Electronics and Yonsei University and by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (Grant No. 2015R1A2A1A01007560 ).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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