Low-Cost, Large-Area, Facile, and Rapid Fabrication of Aligned ZnO Nanowire Device Arrays

G. Cadafalch Gazquez, S. Lei, A. George, H. Gullapalli, Bernard A. Boukamp, P.M. Ajayan, Johan E. ten Elshof

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Abstract

Well aligned nanowires of ZnO have been made with an electrospinning technique using zinc acetate precursor solutions. Employment of two connected parallel collector plates with a separating gap of 4 cm resulted in a very high degree of nanowire alignment. By adjusting the process parameters, the deposition density of the wires could be controlled. Field effect transistors were prepared by depositing wires between two gold electrodes on top of a heavily doped Si substrate covered with a 300 nm oxide layer. These devices showed good FET characteristics and photosensitivity under UV-illumination. The method provides a fast and scalable fabrication route for functional nanowire arrays with a high degree of alignment and control over nanowire spacing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13466-13471
Number of pages6
JournalACS applied materials & interfaces
Volume8
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • IR-100751
  • METIS-316935

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