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Nanowires - Recent Progress

Xihong Peng

Arizona State University


Top-Down Fabrication Bottom-Up Synthesis Group IV Group III-V Group II-VI Structural Mechanical Electronic Optical Magnetic Electronic Devices Integrated Nanosystem

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Nanoscale structures have attracted extensive research efforts over the past few decades due to their wide potential application in nanoscience and technology. For example, one-dimensional nanowires with a diameter down to a few nanometers and a length tens of micrometers are of central importance in many applications including integrated nanosystems, sensors, batteries, and solar cells. These nanomaterials have the potential to make revolutionary changes in the society of science and technology because reduction in the device size enables faster transport speed and higher computing power. As sizes reach the nanometer scale, materials display drastically new properties that are governed by the laws of Quantum Mechanics. Knowledge of these nanomaterials’ behaviors needs to be established and elaborated for one to be able to engineer devices at the nanoscale.

This book is intended to provide a review of recent research progress on nanowires. Topics include nanowire fabrication and synthesis, composition analysis and characterization, properties and applications.

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Date completed: June 9th 2020

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Review results due: November 17th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 16th 2021

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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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