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Schottky contacts in germanium nanowire network devices synthesized from nickel seeds

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Author(s):
Gouveia, R. C. ; Rodrigues, A. D. ; Leite, E. R. ; Chiquito, A. J.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSICA E-LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES; v. 84, p. 537-542, OCT 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This paper presents reliable process to the synthesis of germanium nanowires by the vapor-liquid-solid method using nickel as an alternative catalyst to gold, the most commonly used metal, without toxic gas precursors. The structural study showed single-crystalline germanium nanowires with diamond structure, lengths of tens of microns and diameters smaller than 40 nm. The reduced dimensions of the nanowires led to phonons localization effect, with correlation lengths of the same order of the nanowires diameters. Additionally, the analysis of electronic properties of metal-nanowire-metal devices indicated the presence of Schottky barriers, whose values depend linearly on temperature. This linear dependence was assigned to the tunneling process through an insulator layer (mostly GeOx) at the metal-semiconductor interface. These results point to the existence of another channel for electrons transference from metal to semiconductor being very significant to electronic devices fabrication. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/06916-4 - Synthesis and properties of electron transport in semiconductor nanowires
Grantee:Hanay Kamimura
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate