2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Organic Functionalization of Silicon NanoWires

E. Salomon, A. Kahn
Princeton University, US

nanowires, silicon, organic semiconductor, STM-STS

We present a novel approach to form one-dimensional (1D) organic structures based on the selective adsorption of organic molecules on silicon nanowires. Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy are used to investigate these organic 1D-structures. We demonstrate that specific molecules react selectively and exclusively with the silicon nanowires and form 1D-organic nanowires via chemical reaction. We also establish that the electronic structure of the nanowires undergoes a significant transition from metallic to semi-conducting upon chemisorption of these molecules.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract