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Giulotto E., Geddo M., Grandi M., Guizzetti G., Trevisi G., Seravalli L., Frigeri P., Franchi S. Raman scattering in InAs/AlGaAs quantum dot nanostructures. In: Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98 (11) article n. 111903. American Institute of Physics, 2011.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
We report on Raman scattering experiments on InAs/Al(x)Ga(1-x)As quantum dot heterostructures with 0 <= x <= 0.6. The samples were prepared by using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and atomic layer MBE for the growth of different layers. For x > 0, we detected several lines originating from the Al(x)Ga(1-x)As alloy. These can be related to scattering from GaAs-like and AlAs-like phonons with q congruent to 0, and weaker scattering from disorder-activated phonons with q not equal 0. In particular, we identified a line at similar to 250 cm(-1) as due to disorder-activated longitudinal optical phonons in the alloy. This conclusion is different than the attribution of this line to scattering from dots and, consequently, we do not recognize the possibility of deriving any information about the actual composition of the dots from an analysis of this line as proposed by other authors.
URL: http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v98/i11/p111903_s1
DOI: 10.1063/1.3567024
Subject 78.67.Hc Quantum Dots
78.30.Fs III-V and II-VI semiconductors
63.22.-m Phonons or vibrational states in low-dimensional structures and nanoscale materials
68.65.-k Low-dimensional, mesoscopic, nanoscale and other related systems: structure and nonelectronic properties
81.15.Hi Molecular, atomic, ion, and chemical beam epitaxy
68.55.ag Semiconductors


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