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Crystals 2017, 7(9), 268;

Recent Advances on p-Type III-Nitride Nanowires by Molecular Beam Epitaxy

1,* and 2,3
National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa K1A 0R6, ON, Canada
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Center for Photonics and Multiscale Nanomaterials, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 3480 University Street, Montreal H3A 0E9, QC, Canada
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Academic Editor: Paul J. Simmonds
Received: 18 August 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 30 August 2017 / Published: 1 September 2017
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p-Type doping represents a key step towards III-nitride (InN, GaN, AlN) optoelectronic devices. In the past, tremendous efforts have been devoted to obtaining high quality p-type III-nitrides, and extraordinary progress has been made in both materials and device aspects. In this article, we intend to discuss a small portion of these processes, focusing on the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)-grown p-type InN and AlN—two bottleneck material systems that limit the development of III-nitride near-infrared and deep ultraviolet (UV) optoelectronic devices. We will show that by using MBE-grown nanowire structures, the long-lasting p-type doping challenges of InN and AlN can be largely addressed. New aspects of MBE growth of III-nitride nanostructures are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular beam epitaxy; nanowire; p-type; GaN; InN; AlN; laser; LED molecular beam epitaxy; nanowire; p-type; GaN; InN; AlN; laser; LED

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Zhao, S.; Mi, Z. Recent Advances on p-Type III-Nitride Nanowires by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Crystals 2017, 7, 268.

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