Pick, break, and placement of one-dimensional nanostructures for direct assembly and integration

Sosnowchik, Brian D.; Jiyoung Chang; Liwei Lin
April 2010
Applied Physics Letters;4/12/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 15, p153101
Academic Journal
A direct, simple, and versatile assembly method for the manipulation of one-dimensional nanostructures and their integration with microscale devices has been demonstrated. Using a probe station with an unbiased tungsten probe, the facile process has been employed to accurately pick, break, and place individual titanium dioxide nanoswords and zinc oxide nanowires under a room-temperature, dry environment. The surface morphology of the nanostructures, probe tips, and adhesion forces were characterized. As such, the technique could enable the rapid assembly of individual nanostructures with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor-compatible or complex microscale devices.


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