Journal Article


Justin D. Holmes
Donats Erts
Michael A. Morris
Kevin M. Ryan
Timothy A. Crowley
Jaideep S. Kulkarni
Boris Polyakov
Kirk J. Ziegler



conductive films optoelectronic devices nanowires atomic force microscopy afm thin films germanium mtfs electrical properties

Conductive films of ordered nanowire arrays (2004)

Abstract High-density, ordered arrays of germanium nanowires have been synthesised within the pores of mesoporous thin films (MTFs) and anodized aluminium oxide (AAO) matrices using a supercritical fluid solution-phase inclusion technique. Conductive atomic force microscopy (C-AFM) was utilised to study the electrical properties of the nanowires within these arrays. Nearly all of the semiconductor nanowires contained within the AAO substrates were found to be conducting. Additionally, each individual nanowire within the substrate possessed similar electrical properties demonstrating that the nanowires are continuous and reproducible within each pore. C-AFM was also able to probe the conductance of individual nanowires, 3–4 nm in diameter, within the MTF templates. The ability to synthesise ordered arrays of semiconducting nanowires is a key step in future bottom-up fabrication of multi-layered device architectures for potential nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices.
Collections Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Centres Science and Engineering
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Chemical Sciences
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Bernal Institute
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Departments Science and Engineering

Full list of authors on original publication

Justin D. Holmes, Donats Erts, Michael A. Morris, Kevin M. Ryan, Timothy A. Crowley, Jaideep S. Kulkarni, Boris Polyakov, Kirk J. Ziegler

Experts in our system

Justin D. Holmes
University College Cork
Total Publications: 287
Donats Erts
University College Cork
Total Publications: 24
Michael A. Morris
University College Cork
Total Publications: 164
Kevin M. Ryan
University of Limerick
Total Publications: 112