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Fabrication of isolated iron nanowires

Grinter, D. C. ORCID:, Shaw, B.-J. A., Pang, C. L. ORCID:, Yim, C.-M. ORCID:, Muryn, C. A., Hall, C. A., Maccherozzi, F., Dhesi, S. S., Suzuki, M., Yasue, T., Koshikawa, T. and Thornton, G. ORCID: (2023) Fabrication of isolated iron nanowires. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 14 (38). pp. 8507-8512. ISSN 1948-7185

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c02362


Nanoscale interconnects are an important component of molecular electronics. Here we use X-ray spectromicroscopy techniques as well as scanning probe methods to explore the self-assembled growth of insulated iron nanowires as a potential means of supplying an earth abundant solution. The intrinsic anisotropy of a TiO2(110) substrate directs the growth of micron length iron wires at elevated temperatures, with a strong metal–support interaction giving rise to ilmenite (FeTiO3) encapsulation. Iron nanoparticles that decorate the nanowires display magnetic properties that suggest other possible applications.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:113447
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Materials Science, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Publisher:American Chemical Society (ACS)


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