Use of high-intensity electron beam to form nanohole, induce bending and fabricate nanocontact on a ZnO nanowire

I. Ahmad, Chang Fu Dee, G. Husnain, H. M. Rafique, Yan Long, S. Naseem

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Abstract

This Letter presents the experiment of using a high-intensity electron beam to form nanohole, induce bending and fabricate nanocontact on a ZnO nanowire (NW). This study reveals that a nanohole with diameter of not more than 10nm could easily been created in seconds. A lateral half-cutting on the ZnO NW could induce bending. Nanocontact of the NW could also been achieved by performing a control quasi-sectioning of NW. The electron beam performs rapid localised surface melting and vaporisation in ZnO NW. These processes could possibly be implemented for the fabrication of NW-based devices for the applications of single electron devices and also NW cutting, alignment and carving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalMicro and Nano Letters
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Use of high-intensity electron beam to form nanohole, induce bending and fabricate nanocontact on a ZnO nanowire. / Ahmad, I.; Dee, Chang Fu; Husnain, G.; Rafique, H. M.; Long, Yan; Naseem, S.

In: Micro and Nano Letters, Vol. 7, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 122-124.

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Ahmad, I. ; Dee, Chang Fu ; Husnain, G. ; Rafique, H. M. ; Long, Yan ; Naseem, S. / Use of high-intensity electron beam to form nanohole, induce bending and fabricate nanocontact on a ZnO nanowire. In: Micro and Nano Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 122-124.
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