US Patent 8,124,518
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.
Pryor, Craig and Pistol, Mats-erik Semiconductor heterostructure nanowire devices. US Patent 8,124,518 filed May 09, 2011 and issued February 28, 2012. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/560