Natural charge spatial separation and quantum confinement of ZnO/GaN-core/shell nanowires

Zhenhai Wang, Yingcai Fan, Mingwen Zhao

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Abstract

We performed density-functional calculations to investigate the electronic structure of ZnO/GaN-core/shell heterostructured nanowires (NWs) orientating along 〈 0001 〉 direction. The built-in electric field arising from the charge redistribution at the {11̄00} interfaces and the band offsets were revealed. ZnO-core/GaN-shell NWs rather than GaN-core/ZnO-shell ones were predicted to exhibit natural charge spatial separation behaviors, which are understandable in terms of an effective mass model. The effects of quantum confinement on the band gaps and band offsets were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123707
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume108
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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