A non-thermal plasma reactor for the synthesis of Gallium Nitride nanocrystals

R. Anthony, E. Thimsen, J. Johnson, S. Campbell, U. Kortshagen

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Gallium Nitride is of interest due to its direct bandgap, which allows for efficient emission in the near-UV range. Bulk GaN is already in use in solid-state devices that exploit its emissive properties, however, the promise of GaN nanocrystals as tunable emitters for use in light-emitting devices and lasers has led to the recent exploration of nanocrystalline GaN synthesis routes. Here we discuss the use of nonthermal plasmas for the synthesis of nanocrystalline powders of GaN. The particles were examined using transmission electron microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages4
StatePublished - May 15 2006
Event2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2005Dec 2 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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