Self-Assembled Nanowire Networks by Deposition of Copper onto Layered-Crystal Surfaces (pages 1056–1061)
R. Adelung, F. Ernst, A. Scott, M. Tabib-Azar, L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, S. Hollensteiner, E. Spiecker, W. Jäger, S. Gunst, A. Klein, W. Jägermann, V. Zaporojtchenko and F. Faupel
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(20020805)14:15<1056::AID-ADMA1056>3.0.CO;2-F
Self-assembled copper nanowire networks on layered-crystal surfaces are reported. Obtained from a simple thermal evaporation process in ultra high vacuum, they possess high mechanical strength and a significant elevation over a usually step-edge free surface. These features render Cu-induced nanowire networks particularly accessible to various techniques of microcharacterization such as AFM (see Figure).