Single step synthesis of Ge-SiOx core-shell heterostructured nanowires
Arnold, Donna C.
Hobbs, Richard G.
Hill, Justin J.
Ziegler, Kirk J.
Morris, Michael A.
Holmes, Justin D.
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
The ability to control the morphology of heterostructured nanowires, through the design of precursors and by careful manipulation of reaction parameters, is important if these materials are to be utilised as components in future nanodevices. Traditionally core-shell heterostructured nanowires have been synthesised through multi-precursor and/or multi-step synthetic routes. In this paper we discuss the synthesis of core-shell, Ge–SiOx heterostructured nanowires using a single source precursor and a single step supercritical fluid reaction process.
Electric wire , Effluent treatment , Germanium , Industrial waste treatment , Nanowires , Silicon compounds , Supercritical fluids , Core shells , Fluid reactions , Multi steps , Nano-devices , Reaction parameters , Single steps , Single-source precursors , Single-step synthesis , Super-critical , Synthetic routes
Arnold, D. C., Hobbs, R. G., Zirngast, M., Marschner, C., Hill, J. J., Ziegler, K. J., Morris, M. A. and Holmes, J. D. (2009) 'Single step synthesis of Ge–SiOx core-shell heterostructured nanowires', Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(7), pp. 954-961. doi: 10.1039/B816727C
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