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High density germanium nanowire growth directly from copper foil by self induced solid seeding

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dc.contributor.author Geaney, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Dickinson, Calum
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Christopher A.
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Kevin M.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-25T11:07:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-25T11:07:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2978
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Herein, we describe the growth of highly dense germanium nanowire mats directly on copper foil by a self induced, solid seeded protocol. The existence of Cu3Ge tips on each of the nanowires indicates that growth proceeds via a solid catalyzed route, dependent on the in situ formation of the germanide intermediate. The nanowires show a tight diameter distribution and typically <110> growth directions resulting from similarities in the d-spacings between the nanowire and the catalyst seed. The nanowires and substrates were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD) scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Chemistry of Materials;23(21), pp. 4838-4843
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm202276m
dc.rights This document is the unedited author's version of a Submitted Work that was subsequently accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials, 23(21), pp. 4838-4843. copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review. To access the final edited and published work, see http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm202276m en_US
dc.subject germanium en_US
dc.subject nanowire en_US
dc.subject solid phase seeding en_US
dc.title High density germanium nanowire growth directly from copper foil by self induced solid seeding en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Irish Government’s Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 4 en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRCSET en_US
dc.relation.projectid 06/IN.I/I85 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SRC/B1160 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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