Facile Synthesis of [Cu(SCH3)] Nanowires with High Charge Mobility

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  • Prof. Dr. Yuliang Zhang,

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    1. Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801
    2. Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (USA), Fax: (+1) 816-235-2290
    • Yuliang Zhang, Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801

      Xiaobo Chen, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (USA), Fax: (+1) 816-235-2290

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  • Ting Xia,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (USA), Fax: (+1) 816-235-2290
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  • Dr. Kin Man Yu,

    1. Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
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  • Fuhua Zhang,

    1. Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801
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  • Heng Yang,

    1. Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801
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  • Boyang Liu,

    1. Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801
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  • Yan An,

    1. Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801
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  • Prof. Dr. Yansheng Yin,

    1. Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801
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  • Prof. Dr. Xiaobo Chen

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (USA), Fax: (+1) 816-235-2290
    • Yuliang Zhang, Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-38284801

      Xiaobo Chen, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110 (USA), Fax: (+1) 816-235-2290

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Abstract

[Cu(SCH3)] nanowires with lengths on the order of hundreds of micrometers were obtained with a facile method from the reaction of Cu(NO3)2⋅3 H2O, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), and water under hydrothermal conditions within a large range of DMSO/water ratios and at various temperatures. These highly crystalline, thermally stable (under vacuum) nanowires are p-type conducting and have a hole mobility as high as 2 cm2 V−1 S−1, which is 102–105 times higher than previously reported values. The high hole mobility may demonstrate their promising future in various electronic-device applications.

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