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Guide to grow high quality nanowires (semiconductors)
| By Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Lab.
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Nanowires are going to play a vital role in opto-electronics, especially LED, LASER diodes and Solar Photovoltaics. Nanowires offer significant advantages over planar geometry and growing high quality well oriented nanowires is a key to successfully harness the unlimited potential of these one dimension structures. This page presents some of vital steps and points out several important factors that can/ must be taken into the account while fabricating these nano-structures.
- growth rate
- substrate temperature
- type of deposition
- mode of deposition - continuous or pulsed