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Keywords:

  • Cobalt germanide;
  • Epitaxial growth;
  • Field emission displays;
  • Nanobelts;
  • Nanowires
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Vertically aligned single-crystalline Co5Ge7 nanowire (NW) and nanobelt arrays are grown on a very thin graphite layer as well as a curved graphite layer with a good epitaxial lattice match. Co5Ge7 NW arrays, thus grown, show very efficient field emission properties comparable to those of carbon nanotubes and may be used for flexible field emission displays in the future.