Growth of Magneto-optically Active (Zn, Mn)Se Nanowires

B. J. Cooley, T. E. Clark, B. Z. Liu, C. M. Eichfeld, E. C. Dickey, S. E. Mohney, S. A. Crooker, N. Samarth

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We describe the growth of Zn1-x-MnxSe nanowires in ultrahigh vacuum seeded by Au nanodroplets. Electron microscopy reveals the formation of single-crystal c-axis wurtzite nanowires (typically 1 -3 μm long) with Mn concentrations up to x ≈ 0.6, accompanied by a dense horizontal undergrowth of shorter, crooked nanowires. Magnetophotoluminescence measurements show evidence for sp-d exchange effects in a reduced symmetry environment. We find that the optical emission is surprisingly dominated by the undergrowth of crooked nanowires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3142-3146
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 9 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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