Synthesis of SiOx Nanowires through the Thermal Heating of Au-Coated Si Substrates
We have demonstrated the growth of SiOx nanowires by the simple heating of the Au-coated Si substrates. We used X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy to characterize the samples. The as-synthesized SiOx nanowires had amorphous structures with diameters in the range of 10-70 nm. We have discussed the possible growth mechanism.
Chang Kyu Rhee
H. W. Kim et al., "Synthesis of SiOx Nanowires through the Thermal Heating of Au-Coated Si Substrates", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 79-82, 2007