Nano Archive

Millimeter-Long and Uniform Silicon Nanocables

Zhang, Ming-Liang and Fan, Xia and Jie, Jian-Sheng and Hsu, Jyh-Ping and Wong, Ning-Bew (2008) Millimeter-Long and Uniform Silicon Nanocables. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112 (41). pp. 15943-15947.

Full text is not hosted in this archive but may be available via the Official URL, or by requesting a copy from the corresponding author.

Official URL:


An ultralong Si nanocable has been prepared by simple thermal evaporation of SiO powder mixed with a small amount of Sn. The nanocable has a uniform diameter of about 680 nm and millimeters in length. The core of the nanocable is single-crystal Si with an average diameter of 160 nm, and the shell is composed of compact amorphous SiOx with a uniform thickness of 260 nm. The cladding SiO, emits strong light in a wide spectral range from UV to visible. In particular, each nanocable has a droplet head of Si-Sn eutectic and an uncovered Si core at the tail. The nanocables can be directly fabricated into metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) via simple thermal deposition of Au electrodes. The performance of the MOSFETs reveals that the Si nanocables are p-type semiconductors with 1.1 x 1011 cm(-3) hole concentration and 3.69 cm(2) V-1 s(-1) hole mobility.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1192
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008 14:45
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 10:15

Repository Staff Only: item control page