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Editor-in-Chief: José Oliveira; Deputy Editors: Yan Li, Guangchen Xu
Online ISSN: 1613-6829
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Cover Picture: Nanometer-Scale Modification and Welding of Silicon and Metallic Nanowires with a High-Intensity Electron Beam (Small 12/2005)
The cover picture shows an artificially colored transmission electron microscopy image of a 39-nm-diameter silicon nanowire, where the word “small” has been sculpted on the nanowire by a high-intensity electron beam. We demonstrate that an intense electron beam can be applied to create holes, gaps, and other patterns of atomic and nanometer dimensions on a single nanowire. The electron beam can also be used to weld individual nanowires, forming metal–metal or metal–semiconductor junctions. For more information, please read the Full Paper “Nanometer-Scale Modification and Welding of Silicon and Metallic Nanowires with a High-Intensity Electron Beam” by S. Y. Xu and co-workers on page 1221 ff.