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Tuning the Electronic Properties of Nanoscale Semiconductors


Abstract Nanoscale semiconductors with their unique properties and potential applications have been a focus of extensive research in recent years. There are many ways in which semiconductors change the world with computers, cell phones, and solar panels, and nanoscale semiconductors having a promising potential to expand the efficiency, reduce the cost, and improve the flexibility and durability of their design. In this study, theoretical quantum mechanical simulations were performed on several different nanoscale semiconductor materials, including graphene/phosphorene nanoribbons and group III-V nanowires. First principles density functional theory (DFT) was used to study the electronic and structural properties of these nanomaterials in their full... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Copple, Andrew Duane (Author) / Peng, Xihong (Advisor) / Chan, Candace (Committee member) / Chizmeshya, Andrew (Committee member) / Ponce, Fernando (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physics / Materials Science / Condensed matter physics / Band Gap / Band Structure / Density Functional Theory / Nanoscale Semiconductors / Nanowires / Strained Nanostructures
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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