Figure 9.

Schematic illustrations of the mechanism of two-stage silicidation at the apex of Si nanowire. (a) A schematic illustration of the initial stage of silicidation. (b) A schematic illustration of the second stage silicidation in the Si nanowire with small diameter. (c) A schematic illustration of the second stage silicidation in the Si nanowire with large diameter.

Hsu et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:224   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-224
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