Nucleation and growth processes of silicon nanowires

Seiji Takeda, Nobuhiko Ozaki, Kohei Ueda, Hideo Kohno, Jun Kikkawa, Yutaka Ohno

研究成果: Conference article査読

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We have studied the nucleation and growth processes of silicon nanowires (SiNWs) by means of transmission electron microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy. SiNWs are grown on hydrogen-terminated Si surface via the VLS (Vapor-Liquid-Solid) mechanism using silane (SiH4) as source gas. We have classified the growth process of SiNWs into three stages: the formation of nanocatalysts on a substrate, the nucleation of SiNWs in nanocatalysts, followed by the growth of SiNWs. We have shown that the structures of SiNWs are varied in several ways in each stage, and accordingly the structural properties of grown SiNWs can be modified to great extents. At the present moment, the phenomena at the each stage are not fully controlled, and this prevents us utilizing silicon nanowires more effectively.

ジャーナルMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
出版ステータスPublished - 2005
イベント2004 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
継続期間: 2004 11月 292004 12月 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学


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