Investigation of structural and electronic properties of ZnCdTe ternary alloy nanostructures

Kurban, Mustafa
Nanostructures, including II-VI compound semiconductors, have attracted enormous attention in a wide range of applications of nanotechnology due to the unusual mechanical, electrical and thermal properties under varying size, geometry, temperature and pressure when compared to corresponding bulk materials. However, these properties are not directly measurable by experiments because of the methods or the availability of the experimental tools, so theoretical models and computations play an important role in the study of the nanostructures to obtain detailed information on atomic and molecular structures. This is the reason why other techniques are being developed as simulation and modeling methods. This thesis aims to deepen into the structural and electronic properties of ZnCdTe ternary alloy nanostructures, such as nanoparticles and nanowires, by performing classical molecular dynamics computer simulations and density functional theory calculations.


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Citation Formats
M. Kurban, “Investigation of structural and electronic properties of ZnCdTe ternary alloy nanostructures,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2016.