(AGENPARL) – LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM), gio 04 giugno 2020
Atomically thin one-dimensional (1D) van der Waals wires of transition metal monochalocogenides (TMMs) have been anticipated as promising building blocks for integrated nanoelectronics. While reliable production of TMM nanowires has eluded scientists over the past few decades, we finally demonstrated a bottom-up fabrication of MoTe nanowires inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Still, the current synthesis method is based on vacuum annealing of reactive MoTe2, and limits access to a variety of TMMs. Here we report an expanded framework for high-yield synthesis of the 1D tellurides including WTe, an previously unknown family of TMMs. Experimental and theoretical analyses revealed that the choice of suitable metal oxides as a precursor provides a useful yield for their characterization. These TMM nanowires exhibit a significant optical absorption in the visible-light region. More important, electronic properties of CNTs can be tuned by encapsulating different TMM nanowires.
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