Glossary
Glossary
Mechanism for the growth of one-dimensional structures, such as nanowires, from vapor deposition. The growth of a crystal through direct adsorption of a gas phase on to a solid surface is generally very slow. The VLS mechanism circumvents this by introducing a catalytic liquid alloy phase which can rapidly adsorb a vapor to supersaturation levels, and from which crystal growth can subsequently occur from nucleated seeds at the liquid–solid interface
It is also called "vapor–liquid–solid method" (VLS).
 
 
 
 

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