Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 17

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

48_52b/2009Inside Cover: Surface Passivation and Transfer Doping of Silicon Nanowires (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52/2009)

The large surface-to-volume ratio of nanomaterials could facilitate efficient doping using purely surface passivation and adsorption. In their Communication on page 9896 ff., R. Q. Zhang, S. T. Lee, and co-workers describe surface passivation and transfer doping in silicon nanowires (SiNWs, see picture) by surface termination with hydrogen atoms and adsorption of ammonia molecules. The approach is an alternative to conventional volume doping to modulate the conductivity of SiNWs or other nanomaterials.

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