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Energy Harvesting from the Obliquely Aligned InN Nanowire Array with a Surface Electron-Accumulation Layer

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  • Nai-Jen Ku,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan
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  • Chao-Hung Wang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan
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  • Jun-Han Huang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan
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  • Hsin-Chiao Fang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan
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  • Po-Chien Huang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan
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  • Chuan-Pu Liu

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701 Taiwan.
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Abstract

The glancing-angle deposition technique can be used to control the growth direction of InN nanorods and nanowires, enabling potential applications for fabricating nanopiezotronics and nanogenerators. This study demonstrates the feasibility of using an obliquely aligned InN nanorod array to harvest electricity from the ambient environment, leading to the realization of self-powered nanodevices.

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