Special Issue "ZnO Nanowires: Growth, Properties, and Energy Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 18891
Interests: ZnO; compound semiconductor; nanostructures; chemical synthesis; physical deposition techniques; doping; polarity; energy applications
As an abundant and biocompatible compound semiconductor with a high aspect ratio at nanoscale dimensions, ZnO, in the form of nanowires, has emerged as a potential building block in a wide variety of devices. However, there is still a significant need for the exploration of the growth of ZnO nanowires, elucidating and monitoring their fundamental properties, and improving their integration into nanoscale devices, specifically in the field of energy conversion and storage.
This Special Issue will address the following topics: i) growth and nucleation mechanisms of ZnO nanowires using chemical and physical deposition techniques, ii) fundamental properties of ZnO nanowires, including doping, polarity, surfaces, and interfaces, iii) energy applications including photovoltaic cells (i.e., ETA solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, etc.), piezoelectric devices (i.e., nano-generators and pressure/strain sensors), self-powered devices, and batteries.
Dr. Vincent Consonni
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- Chemical deposition techniques
- Physical deposition techniques
- Surface and interfaces
- Photovoltaic cells
- Piezoelectric devices
- Self-powered devices