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Epitaxial growth of γ-InSe and α, β, and γ-In2Se3 on ε-GaSe (2018)
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Balakrishnan, N., Steer, E. D., Smith, E. F., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Kovalyuk, Z. D., Eaves, L., …Beton, P. H. (2018). Epitaxial growth of γ-InSe and α, β, and γ-In2Se3 on ε-GaSe. 2D Materials, 5(3), https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/aac479

We demonstrate that γ-InSe and the α, β and γ phases of In2Se3 can be grown epitaxially on ε-GaSe substrates using a physical vapour transport method. By exploiting the temperature gradient within the tube furnace, we can grow selectively different p... Read More about Epitaxial growth of γ-InSe and α, β, and γ-In2Se3 on ε-GaSe.

Optical detection and spatial modulation of mid-infrared surface plasmon polaritons in a highly doped semiconductor (2017)
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Di Paola, D., Velichko, A. V., Bomers, M., Balakrishnan, N., Makarovsky, O., Capizzi, M., …Patanè, A. (2018). Optical detection and spatial modulation of mid-infrared surface plasmon polaritons in a highly doped semiconductor. Advanced Optical Materials, 6(3), https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201700492

Highly doped semiconductors (HDSCs) are promising candidates for plasmonic applications in the mid-infrared (MIR) spectral range. This work examines a recent addition to the HDSC family, the dilute nitride alloy In(AsN). Post-growth hydrogenation of... Read More about Optical detection and spatial modulation of mid-infrared surface plasmon polaritons in a highly doped semiconductor.

Engineering p-n junctions and bandgap tuning of InSe nanolayers by controlled oxidation (2017)
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Balakrishnan, N., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Smith, E. F., Fay, M. W., Makarovsky, O., Kovalyuk, Z. D., …Patanè, A. (2017). Engineering p-n junctions and bandgap tuning of InSe nanolayers by controlled oxidation. 2D Materials, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/aa61e0

Exploitation of two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) crystals can be hindered by the deterioration of the crystal surface over time due to oxidation. On the other hand, the existence of a stable oxide at room temperature can offer prospects for s... Read More about Engineering p-n junctions and bandgap tuning of InSe nanolayers by controlled oxidation.

Quantum confinement and photoresponsivity of β-In2Se3 nanosheets grown by physical vapour transport (2016)
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Balakrishnan, N., Staddon, C. R., Smith, E. F., Stec, J., Gay, D., Mudd, G. W., …Beton, P. H. (in press). Quantum confinement and photoresponsivity of β-In2Se3 nanosheets grown by physical vapour transport. 2D Materials, 3(2), (1-8). doi:10.1088/2053-1583/3/2/025030. ISSN 2053-1583

We demonstrate that β-In2Se3 layers with thickness ranging from 2.8 – 100 nm can be grown on SiO2/Si, mica and graphite using a physical vapour transport method. The β-In2Se3 layers are chemically stable at room temperature and exhibit a blue-shift o... Read More about Quantum confinement and photoresponsivity of β-In2Se3 nanosheets grown by physical vapour transport.

Room Temperature Electroluminescence from Mechanically Formed van der Waals III-VI Homojunctions and Heterojunctions (2014)
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Balakrishnan, N., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Fay, M. W., Mudd, G. W., Svatek, S. A., Makarovsky, O., …Patanè, A. (2014). Room Temperature Electroluminescence from Mechanically Formed van der Waals III-VI Homojunctions and Heterojunctions. Advanced Optical Materials, 2(11), 1064-1069. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201400202

Room temperature electroluminescence from semiconductor junctions is demonstrated. The junctions are fabricated by the exfoliation and direct mechanical adhesion of InSe and GaSe van der Waals layered crystals. Homojunction diodes formed from layers... Read More about Room Temperature Electroluminescence from Mechanically Formed van der Waals III-VI Homojunctions and Heterojunctions.


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