Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 July 2021

Abstract and Keywords

This article discusses the selective self-assembly of semi-metal straight and branched nanorods on inert substrates. In particular, it describes antimony (Sb) nanorods and bismuth (Bi) nanobelts on inert substrates by physical vapor deposition in vacuum without using any catalyst and nanoscale template. After describing the experimental and drift correction procedures, the article reviews previous studies of semi-metal growth on inert substrates. It then measures the surface morphology and atomic structures of self-assembled Sb nanorods and Bi nanobelts using an in-situ scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV). Based on these STM data, a mechanism for the self-assembly of straight and branched semi-metal nanorods is proposed.

Keywords: self-assembly, inert substrates, antimony, bismuth, nanobelts, physical vapor deposition, semi-metal growth, surface morphology, atomic structure, semi-metal nanorods

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.