Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 421–425 | Cite as

Synthesis of silicon nanowires and novel nano-dendrite structures

  • Saion Sinha
  • Bo Gao
  • Otto Zhou


We report a study on the effects of various parameters on the synthesis of silicon nanowires (5--50 nm in diameter) by pulsed laser ablation. A novel silicon nanodendrite structure is observed by changing some of the growth parameters abruptly. This growth mechanism is explained by a qualitative model. These nanodendrites show a promise of being used as a template in fabricating nanocircuits. Thermal quantum confinement effects were also observed on the silicon nanowires and have been reported.

nanomaterials nanowires dendrites nanotechnology pulse laser ablation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saion Sinha
    • 1
  • Bo Gao
    • 2
  • Otto Zhou
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of New HavenUSA
  2. 2.Applied Nanotech Inc.USA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Astronomy and Curriculum of Applied SciencesUniversity of North CarolinaUSA

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