P -type electrical, photoconductive, and anomalous ferromagnetic properties of Cu2 O nanowires

L. Liao, B. Yan, Y. F. Hao, G. Z. Xing, J. P. Liu, B. C. Zhao, Z. X. Shen, T. Wu, L. Wang, J. T.L. Thong, C. M. Li, W. Huang, T. Yu*

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Cu2 O nanowires are synthesized by reduction of CuO nanowires with hydrogen gas. Strong green photoluminescence dominated by band-edge emission is observed. Field effect transistors fabricated from individual Cu2 O nanowires present high on-off ratio (> 106) and high mobility (>95 cm2 /V s). Furthermore, the device demonstrates a fast photoelectric response to blue illumination in air at room temperature. In addition, anomalous ferromagnetism appears in Cu2 O nanowires, which may originate from the defects in Cu2 O nanowires. This work shows the application potentials of the Cu2 O nanowires, especially in an electrical and photonic device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
L. Liao acknowledges the support in this work by the Singapore Millennium Foundation 2008 fellowship.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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