Hoe Tan professeur au Département de génie des matériaux électroniques à l'École de recherche en physique et ingénierie de l'Université nationale australienne, présentera une conférence le vendredi 17 novembre 2017 à 11 h, à la salle Tudor-Johnston du Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications de l'INRS à Varennes.
Le professeur Hoe Tan est l'invité des professeurs Emanuele Orgiu et Federico Rosei. La conférence du professeur Tan s'intitule « Semiconductor nanowires for optoelectronic and energy applications ».
The excitement of nanowire research is due to the unique electronic and optical properties of these nanostructures. Both axial and radial heterostructure nanowires have been proposed as nano-building blocks for the next generation devices, which are expected to revolutionise our technological world. The unique properties stem from their large surface area-to-volume ratio, very high aspect ratio, and carrier and photon confinement in two dimensions. These nanowires are usually grown by the so-called vapor-liquid-solid mechanism, which relies on a metal nanoparticle to catalyze and seed the growth. An alternative technique to grow the nanowires is by selective area growth technique, where a dielectric mask is first patterned on the substrate prior to growth.
In this talk, I will present an overview of compound semiconductor nanowire research activities at The Australian National University. The optical and structural properties of binary and ternary III-V nanowires including GaAs, InGaAs, InP and GaAsSb nanowires grown by metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy will be presented. Various issues such as tapering of the nanowires, compositional non-uniformity along nanowires, crystal structure, carrier lifetime and polarization effect will be discussed. I will also present our results of III-V nanowires grown on Si substrates which are of great interests for the integration of nano-optoelectronic devices on Si platforms. Our results of enhancing the quantum efficiency of nanowires by using plasmonics are promising to improve the performance of nanowire devices. Finally, the results from our nanowire lasers, photodetectors, solar cells and photoelectrodes for water splitting will be presented.
Bienvenue à tous!