Fabrication of High-Density, High Aspect Ratio, Large-Area Bismuth Telluride Nanowire Arrays by Electrodeposition into Porous Anodic Alumina Templates



Narrow Bi2Te3 nanowire arrays, where the individual wires are dense and parallel, have been fabricated by electrodeposition. The array–template composites have a high wire density over a large area (see Figure) and are relatively thick, which makes them ideally suited for direct incorporation into existing device structures for thermoelectric or other applications.