Xihong Peng

Arizona State University

Dr. Xihong Peng is an Associate Professor in Physics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic campus. Her research interests are to explore novel materials and seek their application in nanoelectronics and renewable energies, as well as to gain a fundamental understanding of the materials’ properties at an atomic level. She has applied physics-based computational methods to investigate a wide range of materials, including group IV, III-V II-VI semiconductor nanostructures, organic/inorganic molecules, and novel materials for applications in fuel cells, photovoltaics, photocatalysts, Li-ion batteries, and hydrogen storage. Dr. Peng received Ph. D in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2007. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Skidmore College, New York, for the academic year 2007-2008 before joining ASU Polytechnic campus in fall 2008. She is a member of American Physical Society, Material Science Society and Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Xihong Peng

One dimensional nanoscale structures such as nanowires have drawn extensive research interests in recent years. The size miniature brings unique properties to nanowires due to quantum confinement. The large surface-to-volume ratio renders nanowires with high sensitivity to surface effects. The unique geometrical advantages and properties facilitate the utilization of nanowires in nano-electronics. InTech scientific publisher has initialized a series of books focusing on fundamental research in nanowires, which largely boosted the widespread of knowledge among the research society. This book is intended to provide an updated review on the applications of various nanowires and the associated advancements in synthesis and properties characterization. The topics include recent progress in metal oxide nanowires, silicon nanowires, carbon based nanotubes and nanowires.

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