Silicon and germanium nanostructures were fabricated by the combination of dry etching and vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism. Gold nanoparticles, about 20 nm in diameter, captured by self-assemble monolayer were adopted as the hard mask for dry etching and catalyst of germanium growth. Reactive ion etching in an inductive coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition (ICPCVD) system was used to fabricate various silicon nanostructures. Instead of CF4, SF 6, and SiCl4 gases, hydrogen plasma was used alone as the etching species to construct high-aspect-ratio silicon nanowires. Germanium nanostructures were then fabricated on the surface of silicon nanowires by dry etching and VLS mechanism.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||7 B|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jul 26|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)