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December 2014

Switchable Control of Nanowire Growth


Scientific Achievement

A team of multidisciplinary researchers at the Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry used catalyst composition to control the crystallographic growth of GaN nanowires

Significance and Impact

Manipulating GaN nanostructures offers the ability to custom design bulk material properties in unique ways, potentially leading to new applications and improved performance in next generation light emitting devices

Research Details


T. R. Kuykendall, M. V. P. Altoe, D. F. Ogletree, & S. Aloni. Nano Lett 2014 [epub].