Direct growth of Si nanowires on flexible organic substrates.


A key characteristic of semiconductor nanowires (NWs) is that they grow on any substrate that can withstand the growth conditions, paving the way for their use in flexible electronics. We report on the direct growth of crystalline silicon nanowires on polyimide substrates. The Si NWs are grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, which allows the… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/22/225601