Renkun Chen

In the project, the student will be working closely with a graduate student to investigate the following topics: Synthesize semiconductor nanowires using a bottom-up approach (see Figure 1); characterize the nanowires with Electron Microscopy; manipulate single nanowires using a micro-manipulator with an optical microscope; study electrical and thermal properties of nanowires that are important for energy conversion such as photovoltaics (light to electricity) and thermoelectrics (thermal to electricity).

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