My research revolves around epitaxial growth and analysis of III/V semiconductor nanowires. Of special interest is the effect of the particles assisting most of the nanowire growths.
- Investigating the growth and particle effects of Au-seeded III-V nanowires by intentionally change their growth directions. Mostly focusing on what is required to keep the liquid particle on the top of the nanowire, studying both the limits of the crystal growth and the droplet dynamics during growth.
- Analysis and characterization are performed through SEM, TEM and EnvironmentalTEM(ETEM) in strive of figuring out why and how nanowires are grown.
In addition, I am involved in some of the testing and calibrating for the ETEM(Hitachi HF3300S at the NCHREM).