Energy and matter-efficient size-selective growth of thin quantum wires in a plasma
Ostrikov, K. & Mehdipour, H. (2011) Energy and matter-efficient size-selective growth of thin quantum wires in a plasma. Applied Physics Letters, 98(3), 033104.
It is shown that plasmas can minimize the adverse Gibbs-Thompson effect in thin quantum wire growth. The model of Si nanowirenucleation includes the unprecedented combination of the plasma sheath, ion- and radical-induced species creation and heating effects on the surface and within an Au catalyst nanoparticle. Compared to neutral gas thermal processes, much thinner, size-selective wires can nucleate at the same temperature and pressure while much lower energy and matter budget is needed to grow same-size wires. This explains the experimental observations and may lead to energy- and matter-efficient synthesis of a broader range of one-dimensional quantum structures.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 American Institute of Physics|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2014 02:11|
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