3D Ordered Assemblies of Semiconductive Micro/Nanowires Using Microscale Fibrous Building Blocks
Three-dimensional (3D) ordered assemblies of semiconductive micro/nanowires are made by match-stick assembly of fibrous building blocks (FBBs). A glass tube filled with powders of starting material is processed drawn into centimeter-long, micrometer-diameter FBBs with controlled diameter and spacing. By repeating a draw-cut-stack process, the diameter and spacing of filling material can be programmably reduced from millimeters to hundred of nanometers. The FBBs are densely packed into 3D ordered structures such that wires in one layer are at define angle (theta) relative to those in the adjacent layer, where theta is between 0 and 180 degrees. The electrical measurements at bundled wires and single wire level confirm semiconducting behavior of wires. By directly manipulating microscale FBBs, the method allows high yield production of 3D ordered micro/nanowires with controlled and orientation enabling the construction of a new class of micro/nanomaterials.
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces
"3D Ordered Assemblies of Semiconductive Micro/Nanowires Using Microscale Fibrous Building Blocks" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1641.