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Collector Droplet Behavior during Formation of Nanowire Junctions

WANG, Y. ŠIKOLA, T. KOLÍBAL, M.

Originální název

Collector Droplet Behavior during Formation of Nanowire Junctions

Anglický název

Collector Droplet Behavior during Formation of Nanowire Junctions

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en

Originální abstrakt

Formation of nanowire networks is an appealing strategy for demonstrating novel phenomena at the nanoscale, e.g., detection of Majorana Fermions, as well as an essential step in realizing complex nanowire-based architectures. However, a detailed description of mechanisms taking place during growth of such complex structures is lacking. Here, the experimental observations of gold-catalyzed germanium nanowire junction formation are explained utilizing phase field modeling corroborated with real-time in situ scanning electron microscopy. When the two nanowires collide head on during the growth, we observe two scenarios. (i) Two catalytic droplets merge into one, and the growth continues as a single nanowire. (ii) The droplets merge and subsequently split again, giving rise to the growth of two daughter nanowires. Both the experiments and modeling indicate the critical importance of the liquid-solid growth interface anisotropy and the growth kinetics in facilitating the structural transition during the nanowire merging process.

Anglický abstrakt

Formation of nanowire networks is an appealing strategy for demonstrating novel phenomena at the nanoscale, e.g., detection of Majorana Fermions, as well as an essential step in realizing complex nanowire-based architectures. However, a detailed description of mechanisms taking place during growth of such complex structures is lacking. Here, the experimental observations of gold-catalyzed germanium nanowire junction formation are explained utilizing phase field modeling corroborated with real-time in situ scanning electron microscopy. When the two nanowires collide head on during the growth, we observe two scenarios. (i) Two catalytic droplets merge into one, and the growth continues as a single nanowire. (ii) The droplets merge and subsequently split again, giving rise to the growth of two daughter nanowires. Both the experiments and modeling indicate the critical importance of the liquid-solid growth interface anisotropy and the growth kinetics in facilitating the structural transition during the nanowire merging process.

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@article{BUT169004,
  author="Yanming {Wang} and Tomáš {Šikola} and Miroslav {Kolíbal}",
  title="Collector Droplet Behavior during Formation of Nanowire Junctions",
  annote="Formation of nanowire networks is an appealing strategy for demonstrating novel phenomena at the nanoscale, e.g., detection of Majorana Fermions, as well as an essential step in realizing complex nanowire-based architectures. However, a detailed description of mechanisms taking place during growth of such complex structures is lacking. Here, the experimental observations of gold-catalyzed germanium nanowire junction formation are explained utilizing phase field modeling corroborated with real-time in situ scanning electron microscopy. When the two nanowires collide head on during the growth, we observe two scenarios. (i) Two catalytic droplets merge into one, and the growth continues as a single nanowire. (ii) The droplets merge and subsequently split again, giving rise to the growth of two daughter nanowires. Both the experiments and modeling indicate the critical importance of the liquid-solid growth interface anisotropy and the growth kinetics in facilitating the structural transition during the nanowire merging process.",
  address="AMER CHEMICAL SOC",
  chapter="169004",
  doi="10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01653",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="AMER CHEMICAL SOC",
  number="16",
  volume="11",
  year="2020",
  month="august",
  pages="6498--6504",
  publisher="AMER CHEMICAL SOC",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}