Construction of graphdiyne nanowires with high-conductivity and mobility

Dalton Trans. 2012 Jan 21;41(3):730-3. doi: 10.1039/c1dt11641j. Epub 2011 Nov 29.


GDNWs (graphdiyne nanowires) have successfully been constructed which exhibit a very high quality defect-free surface using the VLS growth process. Measurement of electrical properties showed that the GDNWs produced are excellent semiconductors with a conductivity of 1.9 × 10(3) S m(-1) and a mobility of 7.1 × 10(2) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) at room temperature. The results have confirmed that GDNW is indeed a promising and key novel material in electronic and photoelectric fields for both fundamental and potentially practical applications.