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Direct synthesis of multiplexed metal-nanowire-based devices by using carbon nanotubes as vector templates

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201902857 DOI Help

Authors: Pierrick Clément (Queen Mary University of London) , Xinzhao Xu (Queen Mary University of London) , Craig T. Stoppiello (University of Nottingham) , Graham A. Rance (University of Nottingham) , Antonio Attanzio (Queen Mary University of London) , James N. O'shea (University of Nottingham) , Robert H. Temperton (University of Nottingham) , Andrei N. Khlobystov (University of Nottingham) , Kevin R. J. Lovelock (University of Reading) , Jake M. Seymour (University of Reading) , Richard M. Fogarty (Imperial College London) , Alastair Baker (University of Leeds) , Richard A. Bourne (University of Leeds) , Brendan Hall (University of Leeds) , Thomas W. Chamberlain (University of Leeds) , Matteo Palma (Queen Mary University of London)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition , VOL 58 , PAGES 9928 - 9932

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2019
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 20523 , 21167

Abstract: We present the synthesis of metal nanowires in a multiplexed device configuration using single‐walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as nanoscale vector templates. The SWNT templates control the dimensionality of the wires, allowing precise control of their size, shape, and orientation; moreover, a solution‐processable approach enables their linear deposition between specific electrode pairs in electronic devices. Electrical characterization demonstrated the successful fabrication of metal nanowire electronic devices, while multiscale characterization of the different fabrication steps revealed details of the structure and charge transfer between the material encapsulated and the carbon nanotube. Overall the strategy presented allows facile, low‐cost, and direct synthesis of multiplexed metal nanowire devices for nanoelectronic applications.

Journal Keywords: electronic devices; nanostructures; nanotechnology; nanotubes; template synthesis

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: B18-Core EXAFS , I20-Scanning-X-ray spectroscopy (XAS/XES)

Other Facilities: ESRF