In situ laser synthesis of Si nanowires in the dynamic TEM

  • Taheri M
  • Reed B
  • LaGrange T
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Abstract

Nanowires (NWs) are a crucial component in today’s nanoscale devices and are vital to the further development of nanotechnology. To achieve reliable growth of NWs and uniform electronic properties, the specific mechanisms that control the structural development of NWs and the correlation between NWs and their nucleation and growth processes must be examined. Because imaging is not possible in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) chambers, in situ transmission electron microscope (TEM) based growth methods provide a method for characterizing NW evolution. In this paper, we describe a new method of in situ synthesis and imaging of NWs using laser-assisted growth inside a TEM.

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  • Ablation
  • Lasers
  • Nanowires
  • TEM

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