Low impedance and negligible conductivity temperature dependence are found for micron-long Ge nanowires (NWs) grown on (p+) Si substrates. In contrast, Ge NW/ (n+) Si substrate samples exhibit many orders of magnitude higher impedance, an exponential dependence of conductivity on temperature, current instabilities, and negative differential photoconductivity. Our experimental results are explained by a model that considers energy-band alignment and carrier transport in abrupt Ge NW/Si substrate heterojunctions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|State||Published - 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)