Gold Catalyzed Plasma Assisted Growth of Germanium Nanoneedles

  • Sangeeth Kallatt
  • Smitha Nair
  • M. N. Vijayaraghavan
  • Navakanta Bhat
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


A systematic study of Gold catalyzed growth of Ge nanoneedles by PECVD at low temperatures (<400 °C) is presented. Morphology, growth rate and aspect ratio of the needles are studied as a function of power, gas flow rate and chamber pressure. Nanoneedles were grown at pre-defined positions with catalytic particles obtained by e-Beam Lithography and lift off. This opens up the possibility of using Ge Nano needles in photovoltaic, nanoelectronics and nanosensor device applications.


Germanium nanoneedles PECVD Dewetting 


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We acknowledge MCIT for funding support. The authors also acknowledge Varadharaja Perumal, Pradeep and Adithi U for EDX, Raman, XRD measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangeeth Kallatt
    • 1
  • Smitha Nair
    • 1
  • M. N. Vijayaraghavan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Navakanta Bhat
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE)Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Electrical Communication EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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