Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 12, pp 1434-1438

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

  • Zi-Jiong LiAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Zhengzhou University of Light IndustryResearch Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science & Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Email author 
  • , Zhen QinAffiliated withCollege of Mathematics and Information Sciences, North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power
  • , Zhi-Hua ZhouAffiliated withResearch Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science & Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • , Li-Ying ZhangAffiliated withResearch Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science & Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • , Ya-Fei ZhangAffiliated withResearch Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science & Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Abstract

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.

Keywords

SnO2 nanowires Semiconducting Field-effect transistor