Dysprosium silicide nanowires on Si(110)

Zhian He, M. Stevens, David Smith, Peter Bennett

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Dysprosium silicide was observed to form nanowires (NW) on Si(110) with a single orientation and a narrow, well-defined width. The single orientation and the NW shape were found to be dictated by the twofold symmetry of the substrate. The NW sides grow into the substrate along inclined Si{111} planes, forming a V-shaped cross section with an interface that is coherent on one side. This type of growth represents a physical mechanism for self-assembled NW formation that does not require lattice mismatch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5292-5294
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 22 2003

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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