Special Issue "Nanowires for Novel Technological Applications"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 276

Special Issue Editors

Department of Physics “E.R. Caianiello”, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: MOCVD; synthesis of nanowires; optoelectronic properties of nanostructured materials; non-volatile memories; photodetectors; solar cells; Raman spectroscopy
Department of Physics “E.R. Caianiello”, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterostructures and Schottky junctions; field-effect transistors; non-volatile memories; solar cells; photodetectors; field emission devices
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NEST Laboratory, Scuola Normale Superiore and Instituto Nanoscienze-CNR, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: semiconductor nanowire electronics; quantum transport in nanoscale devices; nanofabrication; thermoelectricity; solar cells; sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanowires (NWs) are high-aspect-ratio nanostructures, with typical lengths of a few micrometres and diameters below 100 nm. Due to their quasi-one-dimensional geometry, NWs exhibit exceptional structural, morphological, optical, electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties, which go well beyond those of their bulk counterparts and envision them as very promising materials in a wide range of next-generation technological applications. NWs are not only attractive as potential building blocks of novel functional devices but also represent ideal platforms for exploring many fundamental physical phenomena at the nanoscale. One of the unique advantages of epitaxially grown NWs is the remarkable strain tolerance, which enables the growth of defect-free heterostructures, even in the presence of a large lattice mismatch between different materials. Extensive research has indeed been devoted to the realisation of a variety of interesting axial and radial heterostructures, which allow to combine the peculiar properties of one-dimensional nanoengineered systems with the flexibility and tailoring opportunities offered by the integration of different materials. The main objective of this Special Issue of Micromachines is to present relevant and recent insights on nanowires applications in the fields of photodetectors, memories, nanogenerators, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, lasers, energy conversion and storage, biomedicine, and quantum technologies. We invite authors to submit original communications, articles, or reviews on innovative technological applications of the NWs.

Dr. Arun Kumar
Prof. Dr. Antonio Bartolomeo
Dr. Valeria Demontis
Guest Editors

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  • nanowires
  • heterostructures
  • core-shell nanowires
  • memories
  • sensors
  • photodetectors
  • field-effect transistors
  • optoelectronic devices
  • nanogenerators
  • integrated circuits
  • photovoltaics
  • LEDs
  • lasers

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