Chapter 10. Oxide-Assisted Growth of Silicon and Related Nanowires: Growth Mechanism, Structure and Properties

  1. Prof. Dr. C. N. R. Rao2,
  2. Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Achim Müller3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. A. K. Cheetham Director4
  1. S. T. Lee,
  2. R. Q. Zhang and
  3. Y. Lifshitz

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760247X.ch10

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Lee, S. T., Zhang, R. Q. and Lifshitz, Y. (2004) Oxide-Assisted Growth of Silicon and Related Nanowires: Growth Mechanism, Structure and Properties, in The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (eds C. N. R. Rao, A. Müller and A. K. Cheetham), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760247X.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit and CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced, Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064, India

  2. 3

    Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

  3. 4

    Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121, USA

Author Information

  1. Center Of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306862

Online ISBN: 9783527602476

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Keywords:

  • silicon nanowires;
  • oxide-assisted nanowire growth (OAG);
  • metal catalyst VLS growth;
  • SiNW nanostructures;
  • diameter control of nanowires;
  • Si nanoribbons;
  • SiC nanowires;
  • B-doped SiNW;
  • silicon suboxide vapor;
  • silicon;
  • nanostructured materials;
  • silicon nanostructures;
  • silicon nanotubes;
  • hydrogenated silicon nanostructures

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Oxide-Assisted Nanowire Growth

    • Discovery of Oxide-Assisted Growth

    • Oxide-Assisted Nucleation Mechanism

    • Oxide-Assisted Growth Mechanism

    • Comparison between Metal Catalyst VLS Growth and OAG

  • Control of SiNW Nanostructures in OAG

    • Morphology Control by Substrate Temperature

    • Diameter Control of Nanowires

    • Large-Area Aligned and Long SiNWs via Flow Control

    • Si Nanoribbons

  • Nanowires of Si Compounds by Multistep Oxide-Assisted Synthesis

    • Nanocables

    • Metal Silicide/SiNWs from Metal Vapor Vacuum Arc Implantation

    • Synthesis of Oriented SiC Nanowires

  • Implementation of OAG to Different Semiconducting Materials

  • Chemical Properties of SiNWs

    • Stability of H-Terminated SiNW Surfaces

    • Reduction of Metals in Liquid Solutions

    • Chemical Sensing of SiNWs

    • Use of SiNWs as Templates for Nanomaterial Growth

  • Optical and Electrical Properties of SiNWs

    • Raman and PL of SiNWs

    • Field Emission from Different Si-Based Nanostructures

    • STM and STS Measurements of SiNWs and B-Doped SiNWs

    • Periodic Array of SiNW Heterojunctions

  • Modeling

    • High Reactivity of Silicon Suboxide Vapor

    • Thermal and Chemical Stabilities of Pure Silicon Nanostructured Materials

      • Structural Transition in Silicon Nanostructures

      • Thinnest Stable Short Silicon Nanowires

      • Silicon Nanotubes

    • Thermal and Chemical Stabilities of Hydrogenated Silicon Nanostructures

      • Structural Properties of Hydrogenated Silicon Nanocrystals and Nanoclusters

      • Size-Dependent Oxidation of Hydrogenated Silicon Clusters

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgement

  • References