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Realization of aligned three-dimensional single-crystal chromium nanostructures by thermal evaporation

Zhang, Kaili and Tenailleau, Christophe and Alphonse, Pierre and Chane-Ching, Jean-Yves Realization of aligned three-dimensional single-crystal chromium nanostructures by thermal evaporation. (2010) Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, vol. 100 (n° 4). pp. 1049-1055. ISSN 0947-8396

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-010-5905-8

Abstract

Aligned three-dimensional single-crystal chromium nanostructures are fabricated onto a silicon substrate by thermal evaporation in a conventional thermal evaporator, where the incident angle of Cr vapor flux with respect to the substrate surface normal is fixed at 88°. The effects of the deposition time and incident angle on the morphology of the resulting nanostructures are investigated. The achieved Cr nanostructures are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and surface area measurement. This study provides a convenient way to fabricate three-dimensional single-crystal Cr nanostructures, which is suitable for batch fabrication and mass production. Finally, the same technique is employed to fabricate the nanostructures of other metals such as Ag, Au, Pd, and Ni.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.springerlink.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing website : http://www.springerlink.com/content/y31r702862644375/
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > City University of Hong Kong (CHINA)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
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Deposited By:Leila Abdelouhab

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