Special Issue "ZnO Nanowires: Growth, Properties, and Energy Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vincent Consonni
Guest Editor
Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LMGP, 3, parvis Louis Néel 38016 Grenoble, France
Interests: ZnO; compound semiconductor; nanostructures; chemical synthesis; physical deposition techniques; doping; polarity; energy applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Chemical deposition techniques
  • Physical deposition techniques
  • Doping
  • Polarity
  • Surface and interfaces
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Piezoelectric devices
  • Self-powered devices
  • Batteries

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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