US Patent 7,960,715
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
Nanowire devices comprising core-shell or segmented nanowires are provided. In these nanowire devices, strain can be used as a tool to form metallic portions in nanowires made from compound semiconductor materials, and/or to create nanowires in which embedded quantum dots experience negative hydrostatic pressure or high positive hydrostatic pressure, whereby a phase transitions may occur, and/or to create exciton crystals.
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Pryor, Craig and Pistol, Mats-erik Semiconductor heterostructure nanowire devices. US Patent 7,960,715 filed April 22, 2009 and issued June 14, 2011. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/542