Bundled Silicon Nitride Nanorings
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Cryst. Growth Des.
SINGLE-CRYSTAL NANORINGS; SELF-COILING; NANOWIRES; NANOBELTS; ALPHA-SI3N4; THIN; CARBON; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; NANOSTRUCTURES; NANOPARTICLES; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Crystallography; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
Bundled nanorings composed of several self-coiled nanowires are synthesized by catalyst-assisted pyrolysis of a polymeric precursor. Microstructural observation reveals that the nanowires have a bilayer structure consisting of a thin single-crystal Si3N4 layer and a thick amorphous layer. The thickness ratio of the two layers is similar to 1:2, regardless of the nanowire size. The formation of the thick amorphous 0 layer is likely due to the high At concentration within the precursor. The self-coiling mechanism is discussed and attributed to the difference in growth rates of the two layers. A phenomena model is proposed to account for the formation of the nanoring structure.
Crystal Growth & Design
"Bundled Silicon Nitride Nanorings" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1166.