Special Issue "Advances in Nanowire"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: nanowires; heterostructures; transmission electron microscopy; cathodoluminescence
Nanowires are 1D nanostructures with a nanoscale diameter (from a few to 100–200 nm) and a microscale length (from around one to several tens of microns). Thanks to their unique properties (e.g., large surface area, effective strain relaxation, and quantum confinement effects), they often provide superior results with respect to their bulk or thin-film counterparts.
Different materials—either metals, semiconductors, oxides, or polymers—can be obtained in the form of nanowires, through different physicochemical synthesis routes, and can be combined in axial or radial heterostructures. Nanowires have a great potential in the design and realization of the next generation of devices, mainly in the field of photodetectors, photocatalysis, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, sensing, quantum information processing, and even biomedical and drug delivery approaches.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in nanowires, concerning experimental, theoretical, and technological aspects, ranging from the material synthesis, functionalization, and characterization to the proof of concept of functional and smart properties for device applications.
Dr. Francesca Rossi
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- multifunctional materials
- nanowire-based devices