Current-voltage characteristics of ZnO nanowires under uniaxial loading

Rodolfo Araneo, Fabiano Bini, Marialilia Pea, Andrea Notargiacomo, Antonio Rinaldi, Giampiero Lovat, Salvatore Celozzi

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The charge transport in zinc-oxide piezosemiconductive nanowires under purely vertical compressive or tensile strains is investigated. For simplicity, only the additional band bending originated by the piezoelectric charges has been accounted for. Moreover, a constant volumetric piezoelectric charge density is assumed, distributed within a maximum distance δpiezofrom the two junctions between the metal ends and the nanowire. Examples demonstrate that the carrier concentration, the energy conduction band profile, and the current-voltage characteristics significantly depend on δpiezo. Therefore, we propose the use of current-voltage measurements to obtain information on δpiezoin strained piezosemiconductors. © 2002-2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6800042
Pages (from-to)724 - 735
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Araneo, R., Bini, F., Pea, M., Notargiacomo, A., Rinaldi, A., Lovat, G., & Celozzi, S. (2014). Current-voltage characteristics of ZnO nanowires under uniaxial loading. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 13(4), 724 - 735. [6800042].