Properties Engineering of III–V Nanowires for Electronic Application

  • Sen Po Yip
  • Lifan Shen
  • Edwin Y. B. Pun
  • Johnny C. Ho
Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)


III–V nanowires (NWs) are promising building blocks for future electronics and sensors due to their excellent electrical and optical properties. However, we need to know how to manipulate their electrical properties before transferring them from laboratory to daily life. Therefore, the manipulation of their electrical properties becomes important for practical applications. The aim of this chapter is to review and discuss the strategies on how to manipulate the electrical properties by means of surface manipulation, contact modification, and crystal engineering. The effect and the underlying mechanism of the strategies will be discussed. We expect these techniques to be promising and, after further development, are applicable in the next generations of electronic devices and sensors.


III-V nanowires Electronic application Properties engineering Surface Contact modification Crystal engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sen Po Yip
    • 1
  • Lifan Shen
    • 1
  • Edwin Y. B. Pun
    • 1
  • Johnny C. Ho
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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