A simple route to annihilate defects in silicon nanowires

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

17 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-349
Journal / PublicationChemical Physics Letters
Volume328
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2000

Abstract

Defects inside silicon nanowires (SiNW) could be significantly reduced by annealing the nanowires at 1100° C for 6 h. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) showed that stacking faults and twins were annihilated upon annealing. In particular, the tips of the nanowires demonstrated perfect lattices free of defects after annealing. Raman spectra also confirmed that the bulk specimen was almost defect-free. By using thermal annealing, defect-free silicon nanowires can be prepared in a simple and practical way, which holds promise for nanoelectronic applications. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Citation Format(s)

A simple route to annihilate defects in silicon nanowires. / Tang, Y. H.; Zheng, Y. F.; Lee, C. S.; Lee, S. T.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 328, No. 4-6, 06.10.2000, p. 346-349.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review