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Special Issue "Novel Synthesis Strategies and Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Structures Like Nanowires and Thin Films"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
Department of Physics, University of North Texas, Denton, United States
Interests: The predicted limits to continued miniaturization of electronic devices have motivated intensive research efforts to develop novel strategies for synthesizing and characterizing nanoscale structures. Of special interest are one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures —nanowires. My research group works on the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanowires and nanocomposites. We are interested in understanding the fundamentals of electron, photon and phonon transport in 1D nanostructures and how size effects that cause strong confinement of carriers in these nanostructures can be exploited to engineer their intrinsic properties.
Research in my lab is geared towards increasing the complexity of the 1D structures by fabricating core-shell heterostructures, engineering surface roughness and creating well-defined heterojunctions along the length of the nanowires. We are interested in studying the effects of such complexities on certain functionalities such as its optoelectronic and energy conversion capabilities.
This Special Issue will cover topics highlighting advancements in low-dimensional material synthesis and characterization. The nanostructures could be one-dimensional structures like nanotubes/nanowires or atomically thin films of metal-dichacolgenides. Novel phenomena could include electronic effects like Coulomb blockade, single-electron tunneling or promising linear/non-linear optical and phonon-related effects. This Special Issue welcomes all submissions from studies dealing with novel synthesis and characterization strategies of 1D nanostructures, including heterostructures and nanocomposites. Research on the design of nanoscale devices based on new principles related to size effects are strongly encouraged.
Prof. Usha Philipose
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- novel phenomena
- metal tri-chalcogenides
- atomic thickness
- thin films