Nickel foam as a substrate for III-nitride nanowire growth

Michael A. Mastro, Neeraj Nepal, Fritz Kub, Jennifer K. Hite, Ji Hyun Kim, Charles R. Eddy

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This article presents the use of flexible metal foam substrates for the growth of III-nitride nanowire light emitters to tackle the inherent limitations of thin-film light emitting diodes as well as fabrication and application issues of traditional substrates. A dense packing of gallium nitride nanowires were grown on a nickel foam substrate. The nanowires grew predominantly along the a-plane direction, normal to the local surface of the nickel foam. Strong luminescence was observed from undoped GaN and InGaN quantum well light emitting diode nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 12
Event2013 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Apr 12013 Apr 5


Other2013 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Mastro, M. A., Nepal, N., Kub, F., Hite, J. K., Kim, J. H., & Eddy, C. R. (2013). Nickel foam as a substrate for III-nitride nanowire growth. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 1538, pp. 311-316)