TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Sosnowchik, Brian D.; Jiyoung Chang; Liwei Lin
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/12/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 15, p153101
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
49193335

 

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