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Graphene films were grown on nickel films and foils using chemical vapor deposition. To date, similar growth has been reported at around 1000 degrees C using methane or ethylene as source gases. However, by using acetylene, we have achieved growth of graphene films between 650 and 700 degrees C. The electrical and optical properties, including high(More)
We report here on applying electric fields and dielectric media to achieve controlled alignment of single-crystal nickel silicide nanowires between two electrodes. Depending on the concentration of nanowire suspension and the distribution of electrical field, various configurations of nanowire interconnects, such as single, chained, and branched nanowires(More)
The temperature induced melting transition of a self-complementary DNA strand covalently attached at the 5' end to the surface of a gold interdigitated microelectrode (GIME) was monitored in a novel, label-free, manner. The structural state of the hairpin was assessed by measuring four different electronic properties of the GIME (capacitance, impedance,(More)
Interdigitated electrode (IDE) arrays with nanometer-scale gaps have been utilized to enhance the sensitivity of affinity-based detection. The geometry of nanogap IDEs was first optimized on the basis of simulations of the electric field and current density. It was determined that the gap (G) between the electrodes was the most important geometric parameter(More)
Single-crystal SiGe nanowires were synthesized via the vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism using disilane and germane as precursor gases. We have investigated the effect of temperature, pressure, and the inlet gas ratio on the growth and stoichiometry of Si(x)Ge(1-x) nanowires. The nanowires were characterized using scanning and transmission electron(More)
Producing large-scale graphene films with controllable patterns is an essential component of graphene-based nanodevice fabrication. Current methods of graphene pattern preparation involve either high cost, low throughput patterning processes or sophisticated instruments, hindering their large-scale fabrication and practical applications. We report a simple,(More)
Three-dimensional interdigitated electrodes (IDEs) have been investigated as sensing elements for biosensors. Electric field and current density were simulated in the vicinity of these electrodes as a function of the electrode width, gap, and height to determine the optimum geometry. Both the height and the gap between the electrodes were found to have(More)
Both WS2 and SnS are 2-dimensional, van der Waals semiconductors, but with different crystal structures. Heteroepitaxy of these materials was investigated by growing 3 alternating layers of each of these materials using atomic layer deposition on 5 cm × 5 cm substrates. Initially, WS2 and SnS films were grown and characterized separately. Back-gated(More)
Copy right © 2013 This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Indo American journal of Pharmaceutical Research, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article history Received 31/10/2013 Available online 28/11/2013
Metal chalcogenides based on the C–M–M–C (C = chalcogen, M = metal) structure possess several attractive properties that can be utilized in both electrical and optical devices. We have shown that specular, large area films of γ-InSe and Sb2Se3 can be grown via atomic layer deposition (ALD) at relatively low temperatures. Optical (absorption, Raman),(More)