Electron microscopy of bismuth building blocks for self-assembled nanowires

K. J. Stevens, K. S. Cheong, D. M. Knowles, N. J. Laycock, A. Ayesh, J. Partridge, S. A. Brown, S. C. Hendy

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Nanowires can be fabricated from bismuth nanoclusters. The structure of bismuth nanoclusters of 40-60 nm diameter has been observed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and matched to multislice image simulations for B = [-2, 2, 0, -1] and B = [1, 0, -1, 0]. The hexagonal structure matches that of bulk bismuth embedded in a 5 nm thick shell of β-Bi2O3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Bismuth oxide
  • Nanoclusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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