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Growth of quantum dot coated core-shell anisotropic nanowires for improved thermal and electronic transport

Hou, Bo ORCID:, Jung, Su-Ho, Zhang, Jingchao, Hong, Yang, Kim, Byung-Sung, Sohn, Jung Inn, Lee, Eun Kyung, Choi, Byoung Lyong, Whang, Dongmok, Cha, SeungNam and Kim, Jong Min 2019. Growth of quantum dot coated core-shell anisotropic nanowires for improved thermal and electronic transport. Applied Physics Letters 114 (24) , -. 10.1063/1.5100891

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Anisotropic nanowires are promising candidates for electronic thermal management due to their unique electrical and thermal properties.However, eco-friendly solution-processed nanomaterials with an elaborate morphology and microstructure for modulating thermal andcharge transfer are still a considerable challenge. Herein, we present a simple but effective approach for synthesizing pseudo core-shell nano-wires through quantum dot (QD)-like nanostructure coating (p-NW@QD) to generate exceptional electron-phonon transport properties.With the assistance of diphenyl ether as a coordination solvent, high crystallinity lead sulfide NWs can be fabricated with a large aspect ratiotogether with uniform QD coating. Thisp-NW@QD exhibits high electronic mobility (30.65 cm2/Vs) as well as a diameter independent lowthermal conductivity (1.5361 W/m K). Direct charge/heat carrier flow measurements and computational simulations demonstrate that theunusual electrical and thermal transport phenomenon is strongly dependent on the fast charge transport through the QD shell, and a slowphonon migration across the Umklapp process dominated NW cores. These findings indicate a significant step toward colloidal synthesisnanostructures for future high-performance nanoelectronics and thermal energy devices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: AIP Publishing
ISSN: 0003-6951
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 February 2020
Date of Acceptance: 28 May 2019
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 21:49

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