Special Issue "Nanowires and Nanoprobes – Functionalized Arrays"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Reginald C. Farrow
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Guest Editor
New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
Tel. 1-973-596-2473
Interests: nanoprobe; nanoprobe array; biophysics; nanofabication; nanobiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanowires not only represent one of the most important enabling technologies in electronics but have also lead to sensors with molecular scale sensitivity. This includes nanowire transistors and functionalized nanowire probes. We are calling for papers that highlight advances in nanowire research that may lead functional systems with an emphasis on detector arrays. As examples, we hope to gather articles that relate progress in the fabrication and utilization of arrays of nanowire transistor sensors and vertically oriented functional nanoprobes. The range of materials spans from Si and Ge to BN, metal oxides and carbon nanotubes. In recent research directed self-assembly has been utilized for device fabrication and functionalization. These platforms have exciting potential as electrical, chemical, optical, magnetic, and mechanical sensors that can provide highly sensitive spatial and temporal information about the systems being studied. We would also like to highlight the growing biological applications. It is exciting that in the limits of even today’s nanofabrication technology there is the potential for sub-optical spatial resolution. In consideration of this potential, this Special Issue seeks to compile recent advances and review articles that capture the scope of this important area as it relates to both device architecture and fabrication, functionalization, and applications.

Prof. Dr. Reginald C. Farrow
Guest Editor

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  • Nanoprobe
  • Nanoprobe Array
  • Nanodevice
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanowire
  • Nanowire transistor
  • Nanobiosensing
  • Nano-biophotonics
  • Bioelectronics
  • Nano-electrochemical sensor
  • Nano-chemical sensor
  • Silicon nanowires
  • Boron nitride nanowires
  • Germanium nanowires
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Metal-oxide nanowires
  • Directed self-assembly

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Fabriction of ZnO Nanorods with Strong UV Absorption and Different Hydrophobicity on Foamed Nickel under Different Hydrothermal Conditions
Micromachines 2019, 10(3), 164; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10030164 - 27 Feb 2019
Cited by 17
ZnO nanorods have been grown on the surface of foamed nickel by a two-step method. Firstly, a layer of ZnO seed is sputtered on the surface of the foamed nickel by magnetron sputtering, and then the hydrothermal method is used to grow ZnO [...] Read more.
ZnO nanorods have been grown on the surface of foamed nickel by a two-step method. Firstly, a layer of ZnO seed is sputtered on the surface of the foamed nickel by magnetron sputtering, and then the hydrothermal method is used to grow ZnO nanorods at different conditions (solution concentration, reaction time and reaction temperature). The results show that the morphology of ZnO nanorods is closely related to the solution concentration, reaction time, and reaction temperature. The energy band structure formed by the foamed nickel and ZnO seed layers and the growth mechanism of ZnO nanorods are discussed. The samples are characterized by Energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Raman spectroscopy. The absorption characteristics of samples to light are characterized by ultraviolet-to-visible (UV–VIS) absorption. The hydrophilicity of the samples is characterized by the static contact angle. By analyzing the performance characteristics of the samples at different conditions, we finally obtained the optimal growth parameters. At the optimal parameters, the morphology of the grown nanorods is regular, the ultraviolet band has strong absorption, and the surface of the samples forms a superhydrophobic surface. Full article
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