In-place fabrication of nanowire electrode arrays for vertical nanoelectronics on Si substrates


Journal Article

Vertical arrays of Pd nanowire electrodes with controllable and reproducible diameters and lengths are fabricated using a porous anodic alumina (PAA) template supported on a metallized Si substrate. The process described here employs a hydrogen plasma to penetrate the alumina pore barrier oxide prior to electrodeposition, enabling direct electrical contact with the back electrode metallization, thereby eliminating the need for electrochemical processing with high current or voltage pulsing that can lead to delamination or voiding. Electrical characteristics reveal Ohmic contact between the Pd nanowires and the underlying Ti conductive layer for samples with a range of pore diameters from 30 to 130 nm. This process enables both the fabrication of vertical nanowire arrays on prefunctionalized substrates, as well as the in situ fabrication of contacts to semiconductor nanodevices using a thin-film nanowire array. The hydrogen plasma step is particularly well suited to the fabrication of carbon nanotube arrays in PAA by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. © 2007 American Vacuum Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Franklin, AD; Maschmann, MR; DaSilva, M; Janes, DB; Fisher, TS; Sands, TD

Published Date

  • April 8, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 343 - 347

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1116/1.2647379

Citation Source

  • Scopus