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, Ji Hyun 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



  • Gallium
  • Nanocrystal
  • Nitrides
  • Phonon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Ahn, J., Mastro, M. A., Freitas, J. A., Kim, H. Y., Holm, R. T., Eddy, C. R., ... Kim, J. H. (2008). Characterization of erbium chloride seeded gallium nitride nanocrystals. Thin Solid Films, 517(3), 1111-1114.