Fabrication of blended polyphenylenevinylene nanowires by scanned electrospinning

Jun Kameoka*, Rob Ilic, David Czaplewski, Robert T. Mathers, Geoffrey W. Coates, G. Craighead

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Abstract

We report the fabrication of semiconductor polymeric nanowires and characterization of their electrical conductivity. The polymeric nanowires were extruded from a blended polymer solution of poly [(m-phenylenevinylene) - co - (2,5 - dioctoxy -p- phenylenevinylene)] copolymer (PinPV) and polyethylene oxide (PEO), and deposited on lithographically patterned gold electrodes by utilizing a scanned electrospinning technique that controls the orientation of nanowires. The current-voltage curves of polymeric nanowire were investigated and we have found that they have t rectifying current-voltage characteristics due to the metal-semiconductor contact. Because of the ease of operation and high throughput of this scanned electrospinning process, it presents opportunities for the manufacture of nanowire electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-425
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Nanodevice
  • Nanofiber
  • Scanned electrospinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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