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Boon Tong Goh

Dr Boon Tong Goh

Research Fellow


University of Sussex

Research summary

Our research focuses are mainly investigating the growth of one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures grown by cost-effective HW-based CVD techniques for energy applications. The 1D nanostructures include Si, SiC, metal oxide, metal nitride, and Si-based silicide nanowires as well as their hybrid core-shell nanowires. These 1D semiconductors have their unique geometrics, great properties (extremely large surface area, high electron transport, and low crystalline lattice mismatch), and potentially in various field of applications such as solar cells, energy storage and generation, biosensors as well as the applications for optoelectronic nanodevice building blocks. These properties motivate us to pursue research on 1D growth as well as to study their properties and application in energy applications. Our aims of research are to provide fundamental knowledge of the growth mechanisms for the 1D nanowires, and to tune the properties of the nanowires by tailoring the growth conditions for solar cells, sensors and optoelectronic devices. Moreover, engineering of the 1D nanowires and heterostructure nanowires create a new avenue toward potential applications in thermoelectric, electrochemical and photoelectrochemical for green energy generation and storage.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Growth of Single-Crystalline Higher Manganese Silicide Nanowires by Hot-Filament Chemical Vapour Deposition for Thermoelectric Application

Scheme: Newton Advanced Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2016 - Sep 2019

Value: £52,597