Special Issue "Semiconductor Nanowires: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chih-Yen Chen
Guest Editor
Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Kaohsiung City 80424, Taiwan
Interests: Green energy; electron microscopy; characterization; nanomaterials; optical and electrical properties of nanowires; semiconductor heterojunctions and their application as photodetectors, solar cells, and chemical sensors; photocatalytic water splitting; photocatalytic degradation
Prof. Dr. Hung-Wei (Homer) Yen
Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei City 10617, Taiwan
Interests: Materials characterizations: scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction spectrum, atom probe tomography; materials mechanical behaviors; microstructure and defect physics; phase transformation in alloys; empirical methods: thermo-calc or artificial neural network
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Prof. Dr. Zong-Hong Lin
Guest Editor
Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu City 30013, Taiwan
Interests: Smart nanogenerators; self-powered nanosensors and nanosystems; porous nanomaterials for electrochemical applications; biomolecule detection; functional nanomaterials with strong antibacterial activities
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Prof. Dr. Der-Hsien Lien
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu City 30010, Taiwan
Interests: Electronic materials; smart electronics; photophysics of novel semiconductors, graphene, and 2D-layered materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Semiconductor nanowires are designed materials showing one or more functionalities that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, moisture, electric or magnetic fields, light, temperature, pH, or chemical compounds. One dimensional nanomaterials are materials with typical size features in the lower nanometer size range and characteristic mesoscopic properties. These properties make them attractive objects of fundamental research and potential new applications. The scope of Special Issues—Semiconductor Nanowires: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications.


  1. Semiconductor Nanowires are the basis of many applications, including environmental and bio-chemical sensors, optoelectronic and piezoelectric materials, energy harvesting materials, field effect transistors, and field emission devices, photocatalysts, etc.
  2. One Dimensional Nanomaterials are the basis of many applications, including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), multiple-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), nanotubes, nanowires, nanostructured frameworks, surface coating technologies, nanocomposites, self-assemblies, characterization, etc.
  3. Methodologies: (1) synthesis of Semiconductor Nanowires, (2) characterization of mesoscopic properties, (3) modeling computation of Semiconductor Nanowires (or One Dimensional Nanomaterials) or mesoscopic effects.
  4. Applications: new applications of Semiconductor One Dimensional Nanomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Chih-Yen Chen
Prof. Dr. Hung-Wei (Homer) Yen
Prof. Dr. Zong-Hong Lin
Prof. Dr. Der-Hsien Lien
Guest Editors

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  • Nanowires or one dimensional materials
  • Energy harvesting devices and supercapacitors
  • Optoelectronic and piezoelectric materials
  • Photocatalysts and environmental sensors
  • Field effect transistors and field emission devices
  • Biological or chemical sensors
  • Characterization or modeling computation

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