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A Brighter Future From Gallium Nitride Nanowires

Published

Author(s)

Kristine A. Bertness, Norman Sanford, Albert Davydov

Abstract

How might nitride semiconductor nanowires change the future of computing? In the spirit of this special issue on how science fiction might become working technology, we offer some speculations and explain the science behind them. This article focuses on what makes nitride semiconductor nanowires unique as technological materials and how those differences could be exploited as the field matures. One major application area is the miniaturization of ultraviolet light sources and detectors for medical devices, forensic and biological analysis tools, ultraviolet-based secure communications, space sensors, mineral identification, and miniature displays. Additional applications include high-power transistors for radar arrays, quantum mechanical devices, and nanoscale mechanical actuators.
Citation
CrossTalk
Volume
19
Issue
10

Keywords

future applications, gallium nitride, nanowires

Citation

Bertness, K. , Sanford, N. and Davydov, A. (2006), A Brighter Future From Gallium Nitride Nanowires, CrossTalk, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32331 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created September 30, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021