Special Issue "Semiconductor Nanowires: Properties and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: semiconductor nanowires; transmission electron microscopy; electrical characterisation
Interests: nanowire lasers; light-matter interaction; solar cells
Semiconductor nanowires is an important research area and since 2009, there are well over 1000 publications per year in this research field. Nanowires have promising applications for optoelectronics including LEDs, lasers, solar cells and microelectronics as each individual nanowire can be a complete device if control over nanowire growth can be achieved. Uniquely, semiconductor heterostructures can be synthesized with different geometry within nanowires, namely in radial and/or axial configuration. Nanowire device applications rely on control over crystal structure, composition (in the case of ternary or quarternary semiconductors), doping, precise control over heterostructure interfaces or junctions for doped nanowires, radial and axial growth.
Apart from the growth issues, semiconductor devices face their own challenges, in particular electrical contact formation, limited by their small dimensions in an array or individually as a standalone p-n junction or as a channel within field effect transistors (FETs). Nanowire research has pushed the boundaries in characterisation techniques.
In this special issue, we invite submissions of original research papers as well as review articles on semiconductor nanowire growth, synthesis, characterisation device fabrication and characterisation.
Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Wong-Leung
Dr. Sudha Mokkapati
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- semiconductor nanowires
- nanowire devices
- nanowire characterisation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Vanadium Dioxide Low-dimensional Structures: Fabrication, Properties and Applications
State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics, Sun Yat-sen University, 510275, Guangzhou, China
Micro&Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics, Sun Yat-sen University, 510275, Guangzhou, China
Vanadium dioxide (VO2) attracts extensive attentions due to the typical metal-insulator phase transition (MIT) from high temperature metallic phase to low temperature insulated phase. Meanwhile, conductance and optical transmittance have significant change accompanied by the structural transition. The distinctive properties of VO2 determine that it has indispensable applications in electric and optical switches, smart windows, sensors, actuators, etc. Among multitudinous factors that can regulate the MIT characteristics, low-dimensional structure (LDS) is an effective and convenient method combining with the size, surface/interface and misfit effects. In this review, we provide a comprehensive summary of the recent state-of-the-art works on the fabrication of abundant VO2 LDSs, the important phenomena and properties, as well as the related applications. Additionally, the review also highlights the challenges and opportunities of VO2 LDSs in the future researches and applications.