Asymmetric silicon nitride nanodendrites
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Cryst. Growth Des.
OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; NANOBELTS; NANOWIRES; THIN; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; MICROSTRUCTURE; ORGANIZATION; MORPHOLOGY; CONVERSION; NANORINGS; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Crystallography; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
We have demonstrated the growth of asymmetric ordered Si3N4 nanodendrites via the catalyst-assisted pyrolysis of a polymeric precursor. The growth of the unique structure is due to the usage of a co-catalyst composed of a Fe-Al mixture. First, Si3N4 stems grow at an early stage via a gas-solid process with Al being the catalyst. Fe is then selectively deposited on the negatively charged (010) surface of the Si3N4 stem to form catalytic droplets which promote the growth of the ordered nanowire branches. The novel nanostructures could be useful for the fabrication of nanodevices and nanocomposites. The principle demonstrated here is applicable for synthesizing ordered branched nanodendrites in other material systems.
Crystal Growth & Design
"Asymmetric silicon nitride nanodendrites" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1167.