Samuel L. Mensah

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We present growth studies of InSb nanowires grown directly on [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] substrates. The nanowires were synthesized in a chemical beam epitaxy (CBE) system and are of cubic zinc blende structure. To initiate nanowire nucleation we used lithographically positioned silver (Ag) seed particles. Up to 87% of the nanowires(More)
ZnO can appear as nanowires, nanobelts, and nanocombs, which are attractive for various applications. However, this has prevented the growth of desired nanostructures without other trace morphologies. Here we demonstrated a mechanism for selective growth of pure and long ZnO nanowires. This was obtained by placing a gold film at a high-temperature zone so(More)
Nanotubes represent a unique class of materials in which all atoms are located near the surface. Since electrons flowing through nanotubes are confined near the surface, nanotubes are attractive for sensing biological and chemical molecules. In addition, their tubular structures enable nanofluidic devices that are useful for novel sensing applications. In(More)
We report on the growth of GaSb nanotrees on InAs { ̅1 ̅1 ̅1}(B) substrates by chemical beam epitaxy. GaSb nanotrees form by the nucleation of Ga droplets on the surface of < ̅1 ̅1 ̅1>(B) oriented GaSb nanowires followed by the epitaxial growth of branches catalyzed by these Ga droplets. In the tip region, the trunks of the GaSb nanotrees are periodically(More)
One-dimensional (1D) semiconductor nanostructures are promising building blocks for future nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices. ZnO has proven to be a multifunctional and multistructural nanomaterial with promising properties. Here we report the growth of ZnO nanosquids which can be directly grown on planar oxidized Si substrates without using catalysts(More)
Nanotubes have significant portions of their atoms located at the surfaces and represent the future of biological devices. With such small dimensions, sensitivities and applications previously impossible are being made real. Not all nanomaterials are currently at the same level of proficiency, however. Carbon nanotubes are a mature, easily grown and(More)
The growth of ZnO nanotubes and nanosquids is obtained by conventional thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) without the use of catalysts or templates. Characterization of these ZnO nanostructures was conducted by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence (PL). Results(More)
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