, Volume 4, Issue 12, pp 1434-1438,
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Date: 25 Aug 2009

SnO2 Nanowire Arrays and Electrical Properties Synthesized by Fast Heating a Mixture of SnO2 and CNTs Waste Soot


SnO2 nanowire arrays were synthesized by fast heating a mixture of SnO2 and the carbon nanotubes waste soot by high-frequency induction heating. The resultant SnO2 nanowires possess diameters from 50 to 100 nm and lengths up to tens of mircrometers. The field-effect transistors based on single SnO2 nanowire exhibit that as-synthesized nanowires have better transistor performance in terms of transconductance and on/off ratio. This work demonstrates a simple technique to the growth of nanomaterials for application in future nanoelectronic devices.