Semiconductor nanowires and nanotubes: from fundamentals to diverse applications
Grimes, Craig A.
Morral, Anna Fontcuberta i.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Research in the field of semiconductor nanowires (SNWs) and nanotubes has been progressing into a mature subject with several highly interdisciplinary subareas such as nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanocomposites, biosensing, optoelectronics, and solar cells. SNWs represent a unique system with novel properties associated to their one-dimensional (1D) structures. The fundamental physics concerning the formation of discrete 1D subbands, coulomb blockade effects, ballistic transport, and many-body phenomena in 1D nanowires and nanotubes provide a strong platform to explore the various scientific aspects in these nanostructures. A rich variety of preparation methods have already been developed for generating well-controlled 1D nanostructures and from a broad range of materials. The present special issue focuses on the recent development in the mechanistic understanding of the synthesis, the studies on electrical/optical properties of nanowires and their applications in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, and solar-energy harvesting.
Journal of nanotechnology
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