The synthesis of bicrystalline silicon nanowires containing a single (111) twin boundary along the entire length of the  growth axis was carried out. The nanowires were grown by a method combining vapor-liquid-solid growth with an anodic alumina membrane as an initial template. The wires are generally straight and do not contain other defects such as twins or stacking faults. These nanowires do not possess small diameters to exhibit quantum confinement effects. The unusual structures offer systems for study of charge and mass transport along single defects and also serve as templates for novel device structures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 2 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)