Journal of Nanotechnology

Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes: From Fundamentals to Diverse Applications


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

Lead Editor

1School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371

2Center for Solar Nanomaterials, Pennsylvania State University, 217 Materials Research Laboratory Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA

3Faculty of Applied Science (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Georges -Köhler-Allee 103, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

4Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), MXC330, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

5Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics, Hokkaido University, North 13, West 8, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan

6Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, China


Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes: From Fundamentals to Diverse Applications

Description

The research into one-dimensional semiconductor nanowires can be traced back to 1960s when Wagner proposed the well-known vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth model to explain silicon and germanium microwhiskers growth from metal islands with a feedstock of vapor source. This VLS mechanism was revisited in early 1990s when researchers synthesized a variety of nanowhiskers. Undergone a quick expansion triggered by a series of breakthroughs in later 1990s to early 2000s, semiconductor nanowires have now been developed into a mature field with very active research in several subfields such as nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanocomposites, and biosensing. Recent exciting progresses such as screw dislocation-driven growth mechanism, nanowires for energy applications, and nanowire biosensor for intracellular probing suggest that semiconductor nanowires are still a rising field with much room to explore in this decade.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the recent development in mechanistic understanding of the synthesis of semiconductor nanowires and nanotubes, fundamental studies, and their diverse applications. The topics to be covered in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel synthetic approaches and modulated or hybrid heterostructures: oriented array of nanowires and nanotubes and their applications
  • New insights in vapor-liquid-solid and screw dislocation-driven nanowire growth mechanisms
  • Phenomena related to confined behavior due to quantum size and low dimensionality, such as confined electrons, photons, excitons, and phonons
  • Nanoelectronics such as 3D integration, memory, or high-frequency devices
  • Nanophotonics such as nanolasers and light-emitting diodes
  • New instrumentation or techniques to study nanomaterials
  • Semiconductor nanomaterials for energy applications, such as photovoltaics (solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells), battery, thermoelectricity, and photocatalytic conversions
  • Biosensing and gas sensing properties

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 423879
  • - Editorial

Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes: From Fundamentals to Diverse Applications

Qihua Xiong | Craig A. Grimes | ... | Guozhen Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 325732
  • - Research Article

Procedures and Properties for a Direct Nano-Micro Integration of Metal and Semiconductor Nanowires on Si Chips

Dawit Gedamu | Ingo Paulowicz | ... | Rainer Adelung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 264198
  • - Review Article

Probing Phonons in Nonpolar Semiconducting Nanowires with Raman Spectroscopy

Kofi W. Adu | Martin D. Williams | ... | Gamini U. Sumanasekera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 645931
  • - Review Article

Self-Organized One-Dimensional TiO𝟐 Nanotube/Nanowire Array Films for Use in Excitonic Solar Cells: A Review

Ningzhong Bao | Xinjian Feng | Craig A. Grimes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 169284
  • - Review Article

Fabrication of Axial and Radial Heterostructures for Semiconductor Nanowires by Using Selective-Area Metal-Organic Vapor-Phase Epitaxy

K. Hiruma | K. Tomioka | ... | T. Fukui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 710908
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles to Fabricate a Mask-Free Thin-Film Transistor by Inkjet Printing

Chao-Te Liu | Wen-Hsi Lee | Tsu-Lang Shih
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 917320
  • - Review Article

One-Dimensional SnO2 Nanostructures: Synthesis and Applications

Jun Pan | Hao Shen | Sanjay Mathur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 492121
  • - Review Article

Vertical Silicon Nanowire Platform for Low Power Electronics and Clean Energy Applications

D.-L. Kwong | X. Li | ... | G. Q. Lo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 890607
  • - Research Article

Flat-Top and Stacking-Fault-Free GaAs-Related Nanopillars Grown on Si Substrates

Kouta Tateno | Guoqiang Zhang | ... | Tetsuomi Sogawa
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