Growth of nanowire heterostructures and their optoelectronic and spintronic applications

Jerome K. Hyun, Shixiong Zhang

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Nanowire heterostructures offer many functional advantages over planar systems. In this chapter, we review some of the most popular synthesis methods for axial, radial, and branched nanowire heterostructures, followed by a survey of their use in optoelectronic and spintronic applications. Hybrid schemes involving metals or dielectric for enhancing the optoelectronic figures of merit are also explored in a limited context. We conclude the chapter with a discussion on 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 pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9780081028322
ISBN (Print)9780081028339
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

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  • Nanowire heterostructures
  • Nanowire optoelectronic devices
  • Optically induced magnetic dipole


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