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Synthesis of Zn3P2 semiconductor nanowires

Grant number: 19/01209-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): March 21, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Adenilson José Chiquito
Grantee:André Berretta da Costa
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The present proposal aims at the production and characterization of monocrystalline semiconductor nanowires in the Zn3P2 system. This material presents potential application in opto-electronic devices and can be obtained by alternative routes such as the vapor-liquid-solid mechanism catalyzed by metal nanoparticles. Aiming to improve the growth processes and the definition of devices, we intend to investigate the influence of the metal-semiconductor interfaces for determining the characteristics of the electrical contacts. In this work, the activities proposed to the candidate aim both to learn basic techniques for the production of the samples as the construction of devices and the study of their properties. Finally, it is also intended to evaluate the potential of the devices as photoconductive devices, using nanowires nets.

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