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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 17491–17501

Controlled assembly of In2O3 nanowires on electronic circuits using scanning optical tweezers

Song-Woo Lee, Gunho Jo, Takhee Lee, and Yong-Gu Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 17491-17501 (2009)

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In2O3 nanowires can be used effectively as building blocks in the production of electronic circuits used in transparent and flexible electronic devices. The fabrication of these devices requires a controlled assembly of nanowires at crucial places and times. However, this kind of controlled assembly, which results in the fusion of nanowires to circuits, is still very difficult to execute. In this study, we demonstrate the benefits of using various lengths of In2O3 nanowires by using non-contact mechanisms, such as scanning optical tweezers, to place them on designated targets during the fabrication process. Furthermore, these nanowires can be stabilized at both ends of the conducting wires using a focused laser, and later in the process, the annealed technique, so that proper flow of electrons is affected.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2009
Published: September 15, 2009

Song-Woo Lee, Gunho Jo, Takhee Lee, and Yong-Gu Lee, "Controlled assembly of In2O3 nanowires on electronic circuits using scanning optical tweezers," Opt. Express 17, 17491-17501 (2009)

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