Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 47, Issue 7, pp 4022–4027 | Cite as

Electrostatics of Nanowire Radial pn Heterojunctions

  • Vitalii Borblik


The electrostatics of a nanowire radial heterostructure pn junction is considered theoretically. It is shown that when the radius of the core–shell interface decreases, depletion width of the core increases, but depletion width of the shell, on the contrary, decreases. This is the consequence of cylindrical symmetry of the structure. Thereby, the relative contribution from the constituent materials into performance characteristics of the devices, which use a heterostructure pn junction, changes substantially. Values of the depletion widths in the heterostructure pn junction prove to be intermediate between those in radial homostructure pn junctions made of the constituent materials at the same doping levels. An analogous situation takes place for a barrier capacitance of the radial heterostructure pn junction.


Core–shell nanowire heterostructure pn junction depletion width barrier capacitance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V. E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor PhysicsKievUkraine

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