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Characterization of Germanium Nanowires-Flexible Substrate Assemblies Integrated via Direct Synthesis Methods

[+] Author Affiliations
Justin Rodgers, Julia Edel, Johan Rivera, Ongi Englander

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Paper No. IMECE2010-38225, pp. 29-36; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2010-38225
From:
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 10: Micro and Nano Systems
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4447-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Nanowires are successfully synthesized directly on two types of flexible substrates, Kapton and silicone, to yield integrated compliant assemblies. Reduced temperature catalyst-assisted chemical vapor deposition techniques enable the direct integration processes. The mechanical properties of these assemblies are evaluated using bending tests where tensile or compressive strains are applied to the samples. Crack formation in the form of channeling or debonding, typical of thin films on substrates, is observed. The allowable strain prior to mechanical failure is assessed.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Germanium , Nanowires

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