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Semiconductor nanomembranes: a platform for new science and technology
Author(s): M. G. Lagally; A. M. Kiefer; D. M. Paskiewicz; F. Cavallo; S. A. Scott; Z. Q. Ma; D. E. Savage

Paper Abstract

Semiconductor nanomembranes, extremely thin (<10 to ~1000 nm) single-crystal sheets, promise considerable new science and technology. They are flexible, they are readily transferable to other hosts and conform and bond easily, and they can take on a large range of shapes (tubes, spirals, ribbons, wires) via appropriate strain engineering and patterning. The ready ability to stack membranes allows the integration of the properties of different materials and/or orientations. A brief review of nanomembrane fabrication and manipulation with a view toward different types of applications is provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 803107 (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884810
Show Author Affiliations
M. G. Lagally, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
A. M. Kiefer, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
D. M. Paskiewicz, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
F. Cavallo, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
S. A. Scott, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Z. Q. Ma, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
D. E. Savage, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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