Functionalization of germanium nanowires
Fleming, Peter G.
Morris, Michael A.
Holmes, Justin D.
The Electrochemical Society
Halogen-termination and organic functionalization of germanium (Ge) nanowires is described. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray photoemission electron spectroscopy (XPEEM), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and transmission electron spectroscopy (TEM) were used to characterize the modified nanowire surfaces. The stability of alkyl and alkanethiol monolayers formed on Cl, Br and I-terminated surfaces are compared. The direct covalent attachment of aryl ligands onto H-Ge nanowires can be achieved by the decomposition of arenediazonium salts in acetonitrile solutions. The influence of the ring substituent on the thickness and uniformity of the functionalization layer was investigated.
Germanium , Nanowires , X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) , X-ray photoemission electron spectroscopy (XPEEM) , Infrared spectroscopy (IR) , Transmission electron spectroscopy (TEM)
Collins, G., Fleming, P., O'Dwyer, C., Morris, M. A., and Holmes, J. D. (2011) 'Functionalization of Germanium Nanowires', ECS Transactions, 35(8), pp. 89-99; doi:10.1149/1.3567740
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