Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,960,715

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

6-14-2011

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

12/428,410

Date Filed

2009-04-22

Total Pages

18 pages

Abstract

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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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/542