Researchers at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, are busy studying the synthesis of BFO-covered ZNA core-shell heterostructures. The density, length and aligned behaviour of ZNAs have been found to strongly affect the formation of BFO/ZNA core/shell heterostructures.

Integrated approach

According to the team, the synthesis approach integrates BFO/ZNA nanostructures to substrates, which can be utilized in optical and/or electronic applications. The ferroelectric, piezoelectric and photovoltaic properties of these BFO/ZNA heterostructures are being investigated.

More information can be found in the journal Nanotechnology.