Advanced Materials

A Route to High-Quality Crystalline Coaxial Core/Multishell Ge@Si(GeSi)n and Si@(GeSi)n Nanowire Heterostructures

Authors

  • Moshit Ben-Ishai,

    1. School of Chemistry, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv 69978 (Israel)
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  • Fernando Patolsky

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv 69978 (Israel)
    • School of Chemistry, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv 69978 (Israel).
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Abstract

The layer-by-layer formation and characterization of conformally smooth, uniform, and single-crystalline Ge(core)/Si–Ge–Si(multishell) and Si(core)/Ge–Si(multishell) nanowire heterostructures is reported. The modulation of their radial composition is well-defined and there is precise control over a wide range of shell thicknesses regardless of the initial nanowire core diameter.

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