Zheng JY, Xu H, Wang JJ, Winters S, Motta C, Karademir E, Zhu W1, Varrla E, Duesberg GS, Sanvito S, Hu W1,2, Donegan JF.
Nano Lett. 2016 Aug 10;16(8):4754-62. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00526. Epub 2016 Jul 20.Vertically aligned nanowires (NWs) of single crystal semiconductors have attracted a great deal of interest in the past few years. They have strong potential to be used in device structures with high density and with intriguing optoelectronic properties. However, fabricating such nanowire structures using organic semiconducting materials remains technically challenging. Here we report a simple procedure for the synthesis of crystalline 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl) anthracene (BPEA) NWs on a graphene surface utilizing a solution-phase van der Waals (vdW) epitaxial strategy. Read More