A nucleation-growth model of nanowires produced by the vapor-liquid-solid process

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Within the framework of the vapor-liquid-solid process of Si nanowire growth, an expression describing the Si nanowire growth rate is derived and fitted to multiple experimental data sets with excellent agreement. The derivation is based on the two-dimensional island nucleation-growth process which appeared to have been first mentioned by Givargizov and Chernov [Sov. Phys. Crystallog. 18, 89 (1973)]. This nucleation-growth process is in principle different from the conventional diffusion limited or reaction barrier limited processes. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, N; Li, W; Liu, L; Tan, TY

Published Date

  • August 14, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 114 / 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8979

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4817794

Citation Source

  • Scopus