Influence of indium supply on Au-catalyzed InGaAs nanowire growth studied by in situ X-ray diffractionInfluence of indium supply on Au-catalyzed InGaAs nanowire growth studied by in situ X-ray diffraction
In this study, we analyzed the influence of indium supply on the growth dynamics of gold-catalyzed InGaAs nanowires by in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction. A high In/Ga supply ratio results in strong size inhomogeneity of Au particles and interrupts the nanowire growth at a certain point of time. Based on the experimental results, we discussed the state of Au catalysts with high indium content during the nanowire growth. We found that a growth temperature below the eutectic temperature is essential to avoid the growth interruption and maintain the nanowire growth. The high In/Ga ratio necessitates accurate size control of Au particles before growth for further improvement of the nanowire growth.