Theory of repeating nucleation in point contact reactions between nanowires

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4799-4806
Journal / PublicationNano Letters
Volume10
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Modification of the classical Zeldovich nucleation theory for nonstationary conditions is presented. It is applied to the recently discovered repeating nucleation events in point contact reactions between metal and silicon nanowires to form epitaxial silicides; the nucleation provides the reproducible quasi-stationary conditions satisfying the fundamental suppositions of the modified theory. The modified theory enables us to predict the rate of repeating nucleation at nanoscale level by developing a theory of the incubation time. The understanding is extremely important for the design and applications of nanoheterostructures. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

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  • classical nucleation theory, epitaxial growth, homogeneous nucleation, Nanowires, nucleation rate, point contact reactions

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Theory of repeating nucleation in point contact reactions between nanowires. / Kovalchuk, Andriy O.; Gusak, Andriy M.; Tu, King N.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 10, No. 12, 08.12.2010, p. 4799-4806.

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