Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1349-6336
Print ISSN : 0914-9244
Fabrication of Blended Polyphenylenevinylene Nanowires By Scanned Electrospinning
Jun KameokaRub IlikDavid CzaplewskiRobert MathersGeoffrey CoatesH. G. Craighead
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2004 Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 421-425


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 [ (i>m-phenylenevinylene) -co- (2,5 - dioctoxy -p- phenylenevinylene) ] copolymer (PmPV) 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.

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