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|<mark>Journal publication date</mark>||31/07/2013|
|<mark>Journal</mark>||Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics|
|Number of pages||6|
The effects of rapid thermal annealing on the photoluminescence emission obtained from ten-layer stacks of GaSb/GaAs type-II single monolayer quantum dots and Stranski-Krastanow grown quantum rings have been studied and interpreted. Post-growth rapid thermal annealing was performed with proximity capping at temperatures from 550 degrees C to 800 degrees C, resulting in an increase in photoluminescence emission intensity and a blue shift in peak energy in both types of stacks, together with changes in the activation energy for thermal quenching. This behaviour originates from Sb-As intermixing and changes in morphology of the nanostructures formed using the two different growth mechanisms.