Functional nanoscale electronic devices assembled using silicon nanowire building blocks.

  title={Functional nanoscale electronic devices assembled using silicon nanowire building blocks.},
  author={Y Yingchao Cui and Charles M. Lieber},
  volume={291 5505},
Because semiconductor nanowires can transport electrons and holes, they could function as building blocks for nanoscale electronics assembled without the need for complex and costly fabrication facilities. Boron- and phosphorous-doped silicon nanowires were used as building blocks to assemble three types of semiconductor nanodevices. Passive diode structures consisting of crossed p- and n-type nanowires exhibit rectifying transport similar to planar p-n junctions. Active bipolar transistors… 

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