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Micromachines 2016, 7(9), 121; doi:10.3390/mi7090121

Free-Standing Self-Assemblies of Gallium Nitride Nanoparticles: A Review

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Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Materials Science Measurement Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
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Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
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Academic Editor: Massimo Mastrangeli
Received: 6 April 2016 / Revised: 23 June 2016 / Accepted: 12 July 2016 / Published: 23 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Building by Self-Assembly)
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Abstract

Gallium nitride (GaN) is an III-V semiconductor with a direct band-gap of 3 . 4 e V . GaN has important potentials in white light-emitting diodes, blue lasers, and field effect transistors because of its super thermal stability and excellent optical properties, playing main roles in future lighting to reduce energy cost and sensors to resist radiations. GaN nanomaterials inherit bulk properties of the compound while possess novel photoelectric properties of nanomaterials. The review focuses on self-assemblies of GaN nanoparticles without templates, growth mechanisms of self-assemblies, and potential applications of the assembled nanostructures on renewable energy. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-assembly; nanoparticles; Gallium nitride (GaN); renewable energy; review self-assembly; nanoparticles; Gallium nitride (GaN); renewable energy; review
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Lan, Y.; Li, J.; Wong-Ng, W.; Derbeshi, R.M.; Li, J.; Lisfi, A. Free-Standing Self-Assemblies of Gallium Nitride Nanoparticles: A Review. Micromachines 2016, 7, 121.

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