Nanowires and Nanotubes
From Controlled Synthesis to Function
Nanowires and nanotubes promise to be an exciting field for basic and applied research: At sufficiently small sizes solids exhibit significantly different mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic properties, when compared to bulk material of macroscopic size. Controlled growth of these (non-carbon based) structures at well-defined locations has been demonstrated only in few cases. Therefore, an understanding of the growth kinetics, the physical and chemical processes on the nanoscale, and their dependence on the growth parameters and template properties is necessary. The Focussed Research Program "Nanowires and Nanotubes: From Controlled Synthesis to Function" supports the following research areas:
Theory - Development of Templates - Fabrication of Nanowires and Nanotubes - Charaterization
At future stages of the Research Program, the development of functional device elements from ordered nanowires and nanotubes will be investigated and concepts for three-dimensionally connecting such device elements explored. This will allow to provide device elements for applications in e.g. electronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and other fields. The complexity of these problems necessitates a tight cooperation between the participating groups from physics, chemistry and materials science.
Si nanowires grown by MBE
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