Microstructured optical fibers as new nanotemplates for high pressure CVD

Neil Baril, John Badding, Pier Savio, Venkatraman Gopalan, Dong Jin Won, Thomas Scheidemantel, Chris Finlayson, Adrian Amezcua-Correa, Bryan Jackson

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Solid state chemists have long been interested in templated growth of materials using many approaches. The resulting materials have been useful in areas as diverse as photonics and catalysis. Microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) form a new class of nanotemplates that can have sub 20 nm pores that are meters to kilometers long. We have developed a high-pressure microfluidic chemical process that allows for conformal deposition of materials within MOFs to form the most extreme aspect ratio semiconductor nanowires known. The wires can be spatially organized with respect to each other at dimensions down to the nanoscale because the MOF templates can be designed with almost any desired periodic or aperiodic pattern. Many if not most of the chemistries used for conventional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) can be adapted for this process. The resulting materials should enable a large range of scientific and technological applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials VI
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781604234336
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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