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Hierarchical oxide-based composite nanostructures for energy, environmental, and sensing applications
Author(s): Pu-Xian Gao; Paresh Shimpi; Wenjie Cai; Haiyong Gao; Dunliang Jian; Gregory Wrobel
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Paper Abstract

Self-assembled composite nanostructures integrate various basic nano-elements such as nanoparticles, nanofilms and nanowires toward realizing multifunctional characteristics, which promises an important route with potentially high reward for the fast evolving nanoscience and nanotechnology. A broad array of hierarchical metal oxide based nanostructures have been designed and fabricated in our research group, involving semiconductor metal oxides, ternary functional oxides such as perovskites and spinels and quaternary dielectric hydroxyl metal oxides with diverse applications in efficient energy harvesting/saving/utilization, environmental protection/control, chemical sensing and thus impacting major grand challenges in the area of materials and nanotechnology. Two of our latest research activities have been highlighted specifically in semiconductor oxide alloy nanowires and metal oxide/perovskite composite nanowires, which could impact the application sectors in ultraviolet/blue lighting, visible solar absorption, vehicle and industry emission control, chemical sensing and control for vehicle combustors and power plants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7940, Oxide-based Materials and Devices II, 79401A (11 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879921
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Pu-Xian Gao, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Paresh Shimpi, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Wenjie Cai, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Haiyong Gao, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Dunliang Jian, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Gregory Wrobel, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7940:
Oxide-based Materials and Devices II
Ferechteh Hosseini Teherani; David C. Look; David J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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