Growth of nanowire heterostructures and their optoelectronic and spintronic applications

J. K. Hyun, S. Zhang

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Nanowire heterostructures offer many functional advantages over planar systems. In this chapter we review the most popular synthesis methods for axial and radial nanowire heterostructures, followed by a survey of their use in optoelectronic and spintronic applications. Hybrid schemes involving metals or dielectric materials for enhancing optoelectronic characteristics of merit also are explored in a limited context. We conclude the chapter with a discussion of future issues that remain to be investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetic Nano- and Microwires
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Synthesis, Properties and Applications
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780081001646
StatePublished - 28 May 2015

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  • Nanowire heterostructures
  • Optoelectronics
  • Spintronics
  • Vapor-liquid-solid
  • Vapor-solid


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