Self-assembled boron nanowire Y-junctions.

  title={Self-assembled boron nanowire Y-junctions.},
  author={S. H. Yun and J. Z. Wu and A. Dibos and Xiaodong Zou and Ulf O Karlsson},
  journal={Nano letters},
  volume={6 3},
In this work, we demonstrate that boron nanowire Y-junctions can be synthesized in a self-assembled manner by fusing two individual boron nanowires grown inclined toward each other. We show that the presence of a second liquid, in addition to the liquid Au catalyst, is critical to the inclination of the boron nanowire. The structure of the BNYJ arrays that… CONTINUE READING