Facile fabrication and structural studies of filtered Ge nanowires from aged Al-Ge alloy

Keisuke Sato, Kenji Kaneko, Tomoharu Tokunaga, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Zenji Horita

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Single crystalline Ge nanowires have been fabricated by filtration of rod-shaped Ge precipitates from aged Al-Ge alloy using HCl solution. The diameter of the Ge nanowires ranged from 30 to 100 nm when the aging conditions of the Al-Ge alloy was altered. The Ge nanowires grow preferentially in the [1 1 0] direction, which is the same as observed earlier for rod-shaped Ge precipitates in the aged Al-Ge alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Aluminum alloys
  • TEM
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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