Nanowires: Synthesis, Electrical Properties and Uses in Biological Systems


Luke J. Wilson (Editor)

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

Zinc Oxide (ZnO) is a metal oxide semiconductor of group II-IV whose nature resides at the borderline between covalent and ionic semiconductors. In the last decade, it has raised several questions in the research field since it possesses promising catalytic, electrical, electronic and optical properties.

It can be easily prepared in different shapes and sizes at both the micrometric and nanometric scale, including the forms of micro- and nanowires, nanobelts, nanotubes, micro- and nanoparticles, multipods, tetrapods, and flower-like microstructures. This different variety of morphologies has thus attracted considerable attention for potential applications in solar cells, nanogenerators, field effect transistors, gas sensors and other electronic micro- and nanodevices. This book discusses the synthesis and the electrical properties of ZnO nanowires. It also discusses rough silver nanowires, nanobuds and nanoparticle substrates; the synthesis and properties of nanowires in porous silicon templates; and phonon scattering and elastic energy propagation in nanowires. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – ZnO Nanowires: Synthesis Approaches and Electrical Properties (pp. 1-58)
Carminna Ottone, Marco Laurenti, Paolo Motto, Stefano Stassi, Danilo Demarchi and Valentina Cauda

Chapter 2 – Rough Silver Nanowire, Nanobud and Nanoparticle Substrates: Preparation, Properties and Use in the SERS Detection of Biomacromolecules (pp. 59-88)
Shu Zhang, Wanyun Ma, Qun Wang, Dapeng Xu, Chuyun Deng and Jia-Lin Sun

Chapter 3 – Synthesis and Properties of Ni Nanowires in Porous Silicon Templates (pp. 89-128)
S. L. Prischepa, A. L. Dolgiy, H. V. Bandarenka, V. P. Bondarenko, K. I. Yanushkevich, V. G. Bayev, A. A. Maximenko, Yu. A. Fedotova, A. Zarzycki and Y. Zabila

Chapter 4 – Phonon Scattering and Elastic Energy Propagation in Nanowires (pp. 129-152)
E. I. Salamatov


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