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Micromanipulation and positioning of single ZnO nanowires

Semiconductivity and photoconductivity have, among other properties of nanowires, potential applications in the next generation of electronic and photonic devices such as transistors, solar cells, LEDs and detectors. In order to be able one day to utilize these unique properties, further characterization of single nanowires is still needed.

This application note reports on the use of Imina Technologies miBot manipulators to carry out the delicate step that consists in positioning the nanowires grown by metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) at specific locations on the substrate.

Experiment realized by

Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et d’Instrumentation Optique, Institut Charles Delaunay, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France


Geng, W., Kostcheev, S., Sartel, C., Sallet, V., Molinari, M., Simonetti, O., Lérondel, G., Giraudet, L. and Couteau, C. (2013), Ohmic contact on single ZnO nanowires grown by MOCVD, Phys. Status Solidi C, 10: 1292–1296.

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Imina Technologies' application engineer shows a colleague how to land probes on nanoscale contacts for in-situ SEM transistor characterization.