Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Eduardo Ruiz- Hitzky  
Department of New Architectures in Materials Chemistry
Materials Science Institute of Madrid
Madrid
Spain

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Recent Progress in Patterned Silicon Nanowire Arrays: Fabrication, Properties and Applications

Author(s): Yan Zhang, Teng Qiu, Wenjun Zhang and Paul K. Chu

Affiliation: Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, P. R. China.

Keywords: Patterned silicon nanowire arrays, chemical vapor deposition, molecular beam epitaxy, thermal evaporation, selfselective electroless plating, Si solar cells, thermal conductivity, field-effect transistor, Fabrication, axial crystallographic orientation, optoelectronic devices, silicon, photoluminescence, physical va-por deposition, polystyrene spheres, polystyrene monolayer mask, etching techniques, Antireflection Property, Photovoltaic Applica-tion, Raman Spectroscopy, Field Electron Emission Prop-erties

Abstract:

Currently there is great interest in patterned silicon nanowire arrays and applications. The accurately controlled fabrication of patterned silicon nanowire arrays with the desirable axial crystallographic orientation using simpler and quicker ways is very desirable and of great importance to material synthesis and future nanoscale optoelectronic devices that employ silicon. The recent advances in manipulating patterned silicon nanowire arrays and patents are reviewed with a focus on the progress of nanowire fabrication and applications.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 1
Page: [62 - 70]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/187221011794474921