Seeding of silicon wire growth by out-diffused metal precipitates

Vidya Ganapati, David P. Fenning, Mariana I. Bertoni, Chito E. Kendrick, Alexandria E. Fecych, Joan M. Redwing, Tonio Buonassisi

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Metals diffused into bulk silicon can be manipulated to out-diffuse and precipitate in microsized droplets at surfaces, allowing for subsequent silicon wire growth. This technique allows for both high-throughput and precision in the size and positions of metal droplets on the silicon surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-567
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 7 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • bulk diffusion
  • metal catalyst
  • microwires
  • surface precipitation
  • vapor-liquid-solid method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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