Nuclear Sciences & Technologies

EPJ B Topical Review - Electronic structure and optical properties of semiconductor nanowires polytypes

Advances in the fabrication and characterization of nanowires polytypes have made crystal phase engineering a well-established tool to tailor material properties. In a new review article published in EPJB, Luiz Galvão Tizei and Michele Amato (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, LPS, France) describe recent progress in the field, with special focus on the central role that crystal phase has in modulating the electronic and optical properties of nanowires.

Following an opening overview of III-V nanowires, the paper moves on to an in-depth discussion of group IV polytypes, which represent one of the most exciting and novel topics in the field. Including a survey of theoretical and experimental reports, the review serves to highlight the importance of crystal phase control in materials design.

C. de Saint Jean, G. Moutiers and A. Nicolas
ISSN: 2491-9292 (Electronic Edition)

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