A Universal Pick-and-Place Assembly for Nanowires

Utku Emre Ali, He Yang, Vladislav Khayrudinov, Gaurav Modi, Zengguang Cheng, Ritesh Agarwal, Harri Lipsanen, Harish Bhaskaran*

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With the introduction of techniques to grow highly functional nanowires of exotic materials and demonstrations of their potential in new applications, techniques for depositing nanowires on functional platforms have been an area of active interest. However, difficulties in handling individual nanowires with high accuracy and reliability have so far been a limiting factor in large-scale integration of high-quality nanowires. Here, a technique is demonstrated to transfer single nanowires reliably on virtually any platform, under ambient conditions. Functional nanowires of InP, AlGaAs, and GeTe on various patterned structures such as electrodes, nanophotonic devices, and even ultrathin transmission electron microscopy (TEM) membranes are transferred. It is shown that the versatility of this technique further enables to perform on-chip nano-optomechanical measurements of an InP nanowire for the first time via evanescent field coupling. Thus, this technique facilitates effortless integration of single nanowires into applications that were previously seen as cumbersome or even impractical, spanning a wide range from TEM studies to in situ electrical, optical, and mechanical characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2201968
Issue number38
Early online date8 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • cavity optomechanics
  • nanostructures
  • nanowires
  • pick-and-place


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