Is there a thermodynamic size limit of nanowires grown by the vapor-liquid-solid process?

The thermodynamic size limit of nanowires grown by the vapor-liquid-solid process was investigated. A unique set of external M and Si vapor phase pressure values were used to determine the minimum size. It was found that the Si nanowire minimum size expression contains two contributions, one depending on composition of the liquid and one depending on the droplet size.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, TY; Li, N; Gösele, U

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

  • Applied Physics Letters

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1199 - 1201

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.1599984

Citation Source

  • SciVal