Fabrication of blended polyphenylenevinylene nanowires by scanned electrospinning

Jun Kameoka, Rob Ilic, David Czaplewski, Robert T. Mathers, Geoffrey W. Coates, G. Craighead

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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 [(m-phenylenevinylene) - co - (2,5 - dioctoxy -p- phenylenevinylene)] copolymer (PinPV) 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-425
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004


  • Nanodevice
  • Nanofiber
  • Scanned electrospinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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