Special Issue "1D Nanostructure-Based Piezo-Generators"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Noelle Gogneau

Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, C2N-CNRS-UMR9001
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Interests: III-nitride nanowires, piezoelectric properties, energy harvesting, piezogenerators, molecular beam epitaxy, atomic force microscope

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ambient energy harvesting, using piezoelectric nanomaterials, is, today, considered as a promising way to supply nomad microelectronic devices, such as environmental or biomedical devices, portable multimedia, distributed sensor networks, or mobile communication.

1D nanostructures have recently emerged as excellent candidates to fabricate novel ultracompact and efficient piezoelectric generators due to the improvement of their properties with respect to their bulk counterpart. Since the first demonstration of electrical energy generation from ZnO nanowires in 2006, the piezoelectric response of 1D-nanostructures and the development of 1D-nanostructures-based Piezo-Nano-generators have become hot topics in nanoscience.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advances in the field of piezoelectric energy generation with 1D-nanostructures; from studies (both experimental and theoretical) of the piezoelectric properties of individual nanostructure to the development of macroscopic 1D nanostructure-based Piezo-Nano-generators, while considering the material properties or the nanomaterial/electrode contacts that influence the piezo-conversion efficiency.

Dr. Noelle Gogneau
Guest Editor

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  • Nanowires

  • 1D-Nanostructures

  • Piezoelectric properties

  • Piezoelectric potential

  • Mechanical energy harvesting

  • Mechanical-electrical energy conversion

  • Nanogenerators

  • Piezogenerators

  • Renewable energy sources

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