Platinum composite nanowires for ultrasensitive mass detection

Hao, T, Shen, T, Li, W, Song, C, Xu, Z, Jin, A, Jin, L, Li, J, Bai, X and Gu, C 2017, 'Platinum composite nanowires for ultrasensitive mass detection' , Applied Physics Letters, 110 (14) .

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Abstract

Platinum (Pt) composite nanowires were grown on the tip of tungsten (W) microprobes by focused-electron-beam induced chemical vapor deposition (FEB-CVD). An electrical field was used to drive a transversal mechanical vibration of the nanowires. Such nanowire vibrations were found to display the first and second harmonic resonances with frequencies in the range of tens of MHz. The Young's modulus of the nanowires was estimated to be in the range of (1.4 ± 0.1) × 102 GPa to (4.7 ± 0.2) × 102 GPa, dependent on the wire size. A mass responsivity of 2.1 × 1021 Hz/kg Hz/kg was demonstrated with the minimum detectable mass of about 0.4 attogram. Our results indicated the potentials of FEB-CVD for the fabrication of nano-balances on any surface for ultra-sensitive mechanical applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Publisher: AIP Publishing
ISSN: 1077-3118
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Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 09:20
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 09:14
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46098

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