Nanowire Transport

Semiconductor nanowires show promise in electronic, optoelectronic, and sensing devices. To realize this promise, a fundamental understanding of charge injection and electronic transport in these novel nanomaterials is necessary. In this image, key electrical properties of individual nanowires (green) are measured by manipulating and positioning a conductive tip (blue).  

These experiment results indicate that a broad range of electronic transport regimes can be observed in semiconducting nanowires depending on the particular material system and growth process. 

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credit Francois Leonard (Sandia National Laboratories)
Image Credit: François Léonard, Sandia National Laboratories (2011)

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