Enhanced lateral growth of zinc oxide nanowires on sensor chips

K. C. Chiang, Wan Yu Wu, Jyh Ming Ting

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We have adapted a simple concept analogous to substrate tilting used in common chemical vapor deposition processes to enhance the lateral growth of zinc oxide nanowires for bridging two adjacent electrodes in sensor chips. The chips were placed at elevated positions to avoid reactant depletion due to the existence of a diffusion boundary layer atop the horizontal substrate support. We show that the nanowire bridging is much improved and better than that reported in the literatures. As a result, the sensor chip sensitivity is also enhanced as compared with the previously reported data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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