Oriented Growth of Single-Crystalline Bi2S3 Nanowire Arrays (pages 235–240)
Ju Xu, Nikolay Petkov, Xueyan Wu, Daniela Iacopino, Aidan J. Quinn, Gareth Redmond, Thomas Bein, Michael A. Morris and Justin D. Holmes
Article first published online: 15 JAN 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200600681
Highly oriented single crystal Bi2S3nanowire arrays are formed inside anodised alumina membranes (AAMs) using a new solventless approach. A high yield of pore filling is achieved by injecting the melted single source precursor liquid into the channels followed by thermolysis. The absorption profile (bandgap) of these nanowires shifts to higher energies as the mean diameter of the nanowires decreases.