Buy article online - an online subscription or single-article purchase is required to access this article.
Download citation
Download citation
link to html
The crystallographic and structural characteristics of GaN tripods and hexapods grown on c-plane sapphire substrates were investigated using synchrotron X-ray scattering and microscopic analysis. The core structure of a GaN hexapod is revealed to be in the zincblende phase with an inversion domain, and a refined crystallographic analysis of tripods and hexapods with synchrotron X-ray scattering shows the existence of the zincblende phase in wurtzite-based protruding nanorods. The atomistic model combined with this crystallographic analysis reveals that the core size of a hexapod is much smaller than the diameters of the protruding nanorods. This refined structural analysis can be utilized in tailoring the opto-electronic characteristics of GaN multipods.

Subscribe to Journal of Applied Crystallography

The full text of this article is available to subscribers to the journal.

If you have already registered and are using a computer listed in your registration details, please email for assistance.

Buy online

You may purchase this article in PDF and/or HTML formats. For purchasers in the European Community who do not have a VAT number, VAT will be added at the local rate. Payments to the IUCr are handled by WorldPay, who will accept payment by credit card in several currencies. To purchase the article, please complete the form below (fields marked * are required), and then click on `Continue'.
E-mail address* 
Repeat e-mail address* 
(for error checking) 

Format*   PDF (US $40)
   HTML (US $40)
   PDF+HTML (US $50)
In order for VAT to be shown for your country javascript needs to be enabled.

VAT number 
(non-UK EC countries only) 

Terms and conditions of use
Contact us

Follow J. Appl. Cryst.
Sign up for e-alerts
Follow J. Appl. Cryst. on Twitter
Follow us on facebook
Sign up for RSS feeds