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Special Issue "Properties and Applications of Individuals and Ensembles of 1D Nanostructures"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David N. McIlroy

Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, 145 Physical Sciences II, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74078-3072, USA
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Interests: heirarchical nanomaterials, neuromorphic materials, sensors, photonics, electronic transport in 1D nanostructures, catalysis, surface science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One-dimensional nanostructures embrace the best of both nanoparticles and thin films, where they have a large surface area (much like nanoparticles) and are readily integrated into electrical circuits (much like thin films). Consequently, their technological applications are virtually limitless. Furthermore, one has the option of constructing devices with a single 1D nanostructure or utilizing an ensemble of self-assembled 1D nanostructures, in which the two options exhibit their own suite of phenomena. In addition, 1-D nanostructures come in a variety of morphologies ranging from hollow to helical, which one can view as a design parameter, as well as flavors—metallic, semiconducting, and insulating. Lastly, they lend themselves to the construction of hierarchical structures consisting of multilayer thin conformal coatings, integration with nanoparticles, and chemical and biofunctionalization, to name a few. This Special Issue strives to create a collection of innovative research on the fundamental properties of 1D nanostructures, including electronic, optical, and magnetic, etc., and their applications in electronic devices and sensors, optoelectronics, plasmonics, biomaterials, etc. This Special Issue promotes innovation by publishing basic and applied research on 1D nanostructures side by side.

Prof. Dr. David N. McIlroy
Guest Editor

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  • one-dimensional nanostructures
  • heirarchical nanostructures
  • nanowires
  • nanotubes

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