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Abstract by Adam Konneker

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Presenter's Name

Adam Konneker

Other Presenters

David Allred
Richard Vanfleet
Jun Song

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Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

Robert Davis


Analysis of Silicon Carbide Nanostructures by Transmission Electron Microscopy


One aspect of my research is to explore the use of carbon nanotubes (CNT?s) as a template for the creation of nanowires for use in nanoscale devices. Vertically aligned CNT?s are grown in two-dimensional patterns using standard photolithography techniques. The CNT array serves as a scaffold for creating nanowires by coating the nanotubes with other materials via chemical vapor deposition. One material of particular interest in our group is silicon carbide (SiC), which is a very durable semiconductor compound with outstanding electrical properties. The use of SiC would allow the use of higher power in micro- and nanoscale devices, in addition to devices that are more resistant to chemicals and high temperatures. I will report on a TEM study of coaxial silicon dioxide/silicon carbide nanowires created using a patterned CNT template.

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