Electrically Controlled Catalytic Nanowire Growth from Solution

Authors

  • August Dorn,

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    1. Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA).
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  • Cliff R. Wong,

    1. Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Moungi G. Bawendi

    1. Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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Abstract

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Electric-field-induced catalytic growth of cadmium selenide nanowires from solution is demonstrated. Our approach highlights the importance of electric field and surface-charge density for catalytic nanowire growth. In addition, this method is compatible with conventional silicon-based technology, and we demonstrate in situ device fabrication at temperatures below 300 °C.

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