Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2008, Article ID 698759, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/698759
Research Article

Templated Fabrication of InSb Nanowires for Nanoelectronics

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
2Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
3Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

Received 5 November 2007; Accepted 11 February 2008

Academic Editor: Junlan Wang

Copyright © 2008 M. Ibrahim Khan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. D. G. Avery, D. W. Goodwin, and M. A. E. Renni, “New infra-red detectors using indium antimonide,” Journal of Scientific Instruments, vol. 34, pp. 394–395, 1957. View at Google Scholar
  2. A. Huczko, “Template-based synthesis of nanomaterials,” Applied Physics A, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 365–376, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  3. M. Law, J. Goldberger, and P. Yang, “Semiconductor nanowires and nanotubes,” Annual Review of Materials Research, vol. 34, pp. 83–122, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. C. N. R. Rao and A. Govindaraj, “Nanotubes and nanowires,” Journal of Chemical Sciences, vol. 113, no. 5-6, pp. 375–392, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  5. S. A. Solin, D. R. Hines, A. C. H. Rowe et al., “Nonmagnetic semiconductors as read-head sensors for ultra-high-density magnetic recording,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 80, no. 21, pp. 4012–4014, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. H. Masuda and K. Fukuda, “Ordered metal nanohole arrays made by a two-step replication of honeycomb structures of anodic alumina,” Science, vol. 268, no. 5216, pp. 1466–1468, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  7. J. Hu, M. Ouyang, P. Yang, and C. M. Lieber, “Controlled growth and electrical properties of heterojunctions of carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires,” Nature, vol. 399, no. 6731, pp. 48–51, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. X. Duan, Y. Huang, Y. Cui, J. Wang, and C. M. Lieber, “Indium phosphide nanowires as building blocks for nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices,” Nature, vol. 409, no. 6816, pp. 66–69, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  9. N. K. Udayashankar and H. L. Bhat, “Growth and characterization of indium antimonide and gallium antimonide crystals,” Bulletin of Materials Science, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 445–453, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  10. S. J. Hurst, E. K. Payne, L. Qin, and C. A. Mirkin, “Multisegmented one-dimensional nanorods prepared by hard-template synthetic methods,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 45, no. 17, pp. 2672–2692, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  11. D. Lincot, “Electrodeposition of semiconductors,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 487, no. 1-2, pp. 40–48, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. T. Fulop, C. Bekele, U. Landau, J. Angus, and K. Kash, “Electrodeposition of polycrystalline InSb from aqueous electrolytes,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 449, no. 1-2, pp. 1–5, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  13. G. Mengoli, M. M. Musiani, F. Paolucci, and M. Gazzano, “Synthesis of InSb and InxGa1-xSb thin films from electrodeposited elemental layers,” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 863–868, 1991. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. L. P. Chen, J. J. Lou, T. H. Liu, Y. M. Pang, and S. J. Yang, “Evaluation of low dark current InSb photovoltaic detectors,” Solid-State Electronics, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 1081–1084, 1992. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  15. J.-J. McChesney, J. Haigh, I. M. Dharmadasa, and D. J. Mowthorpe, “Electrochemical growth of GaSb and InSb for applications in infra-red detectors and optical communication systems,” Optical Materials, vol. 6, no. 1-2, pp. 63–67, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  16. M. Oszwaldowski and T. Berus, “Doping of InSb thin films with lead,” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 875–885, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  17. M. J. Zheng, L. D. Zhang, G. H. Li, X. Y. Zhang, and X. F. Wang, “Ordered indium-oxide nanowire arrays and their photoluminescence properties,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 839–841, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  18. Y. Zhang, G. Li, Y. Wu, B. Zhang, W. Song, and L. Zhang, “Antimony nanowire arrays fabricated by pulsed electrodeposition in anodic alumina membranes,” Advanced Materials, vol. 14, no. 17, pp. 1227–1230, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. M. V. Vedernikov, O. N. Uryupin, B. M. Goltsman, Yu. V. Ivanov, and Yu. A. Kumzerov, “Experimental thermopower of quantum wires,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 691, pp. 301–306, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  20. N. Mingo, “Thermoelectric figure of merit and maximum power factor in III-V semiconductor nanowires,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 84, no. 14, pp. 2652–2654, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  21. K. H. Lee, J. Y. Lee, and W. Y. Jeung, “III-V compound semiconductor InSb films electrodeposited from aqueous citric solutions,” in Proceedings of the 206th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (ECS '04), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, October 2004, Abs. 48.
  22. I. M. Dharmadasa and J. Haigh, “Strengths and advantages of electrodeposition as a semiconductor growth technique for applications in macroelectronic devices,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 153, no. 1, pp. G47–G52, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  23. Y. Yang, L. Li, X. Huang, M. Ye, Y. Wu, and G. Li, “Fabrication of InSb-core/alumina-sheath nanocables,” Materials Letters, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 569–571, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  24. X. Zhang, Y. Hao, G. Meng, and L. Zhang, “Fabrication of highly ordered InSb nanowire arrays by electrodeposition in porous anodic alumina membranes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 152, no. 10, pp. C664–C668, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  25. Y. Yang, L. Li, X. Huang, G. Li, and L. Zhang, “Fabrication and optical property of single-crystalline InSb nanowire arrays,” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 2753–2757, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  26. E. C. Walter, R. M. Penner, H. Liu, K. H. Ng, M. P. Zach, and F. Favier, “Sensors from electrodeposited metal nanowires,” Surface and Interface Analysis, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 409–412, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  27. H. Kind, H. Yan, B. Messer, M. Law, and P. Yang, “Nanowire ultraviolet photodetectors and optical switches,” Advanced Materials, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 158–160, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  28. J. H. He, W. W. Wu, S. W. Lee, L. J. Chen, Y. L. Chueh, and L. J. Chou, “Synthesis of blue-light-emitting Si1-xGex oxide nanowires,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 86, no. 26, Article ID 263109, 3 pages, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar