Self-attraction among aligned Au/ZnO nanorods under electron beam

Wang, Xudong; Summers, Christopher J.; Wang, Zhong Lin
January 2005
Applied Physics Letters;1/3/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p013111
Academic Journal
Self-attraction among vertical aligned Au/ZnO nanorods under the illumination of an electron beam has been observed. This phenomenon is attributed to the interaction between the accumulation charges near the metal-semiconductor junctions for two nanorods of different length. A model calculation is presented to explain the observed phenomenon.


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