A novel method to dope silicon nanowires with Er ions

Lingling Ren, Heon Jin Choi, Won Young Jeung

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Abstract

A novel method was applied to grow silicon nanowires (Si-NWs) doped with Er ions. At first the gold nanoparticles were sputtered to clean Si (100) surfaces, they were then coated with Si or Al source sol-gel solutions. Finally, the Si-NWs grew by a vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism, at the same time, the coating layers were sintered to oxide layers. This method was easy and lessened energy consumes. The oxide-doping layer was so thin that our eyes cannot observe it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

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  • Ceramics and Composites

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