Simple two-step fabrication method of Bi2Te3 nanowires

Joohoon Kang, Jin Seo Noh, Wooyoung Lee

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Bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) is an attractive material for both thermoelectric and topological insulator applications. Its performance is expected to be greatly improved when the material takes nanowire structures. However, it is very difficult to grow high-quality Bi2Te3 nanowires. In this study, a simple and reliable method for the growth of Bi2Te3 nanowires is reported, which uses post-sputtering and annealing in combination with the conventional method involving on-film formation of nanowires. Transmission electron microscopy study shows that Bi2Te3 nanowires grown by our technique are highly single-crystalline and oriented along [110] direction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number277
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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