Fabrication of bismuth nanowires with a silver nanocrystal shadowmask

S. H. Choi*, K. L. Wang, M. S. Leung, G. W. Stupian, N. Presser, B. A. Morgan, R. E. Robertson, M. Abraham, E. E. King, M. B. Tueling, S. W. Chung, J. R. Heath, S. L. Cho, J. B. Ketterson

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Bismuth nanowires, 50 nm wide, are fabricated by low energy electron beam lithography using Ag nanocrystals as a shadowmask and a subsequent chlorine reactive ion etching process. Temperature dependent resistance measurements show that the Bi nanowire fabricated has semiconductor properties rather than metallic properties. Semimetallic Bi, with very small effective mass and high carrier mobilities, is reported to be a good candidate to study quantum-confinement effects in one-dimensional systems and a very promising material for thermoelectric applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1326-1328
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number4 I
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Event46th National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society - Seatlle, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 25 1999Oct 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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