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Science and Technology

Edited by Nicoleta Lupu

National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Romania

This book describes nanowires fabrication and their potential applications, both as standing alone or complementing carbon nanotubes and polymers. Understanding the design and working principles of nanowires described here, requires a multidisciplinary background of physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical and optoelectronics engineering, bioengineering, etc. This book is organized in eighteen chapters. In the first chapters, some considerations concerning the preparation of metallic and semiconductor nanowires are presented. Then, combinations of nanowires and carbon nanotubes are described and their properties connected with possible applications. After that, some polymer nanowires single or complementing metallic nanowires are reported. A new family of nanowires, the photoferroelectric ones, is presented in connection with their possible applications in non-volatile memory devices. Finally, some applications of nanowires in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, photoluminescence, light sensing and field-effect transistors are described. The book offers new insights, solutions and ideas for the design of efficient nanowires and applications. While not pretending to be comprehensive, its wide coverage might be appropriate not only for researchers but also for experienced technical professionals.

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NanowiresScience and TechnologyEdited by Nicoleta Lupu

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/3454

ISBN: 978-953-7619-89-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4562-2

Copyright year: 2010

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83512 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

131 Web of Science Citations

84 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nickel Silicide Nanowire Growth and Applications

By Joondong Kim


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2. Syntheses of Silver Nanowires in Liquid Phase

By Xinling Tang and Masaharu Tsuji


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3. Growth of Nanowire and Nanobelt Based Oxides by Thermal Oxidation with Gallium

By Qing Yang, Takahito Yasuda, Hitonori Kukino, Miyoko Tanaka and Hirokazu Tatsuoka


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4. Nano-Cones Formed on a Surface of Semiconductors by Laser Radiation: Technology, Model and Properties

By Artur Medvid’


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5. Magnetic Properties of Nanowires guided by Carbon Nanotubes

By Miguel A. Correa-Duarte and Veronica Salgueirino


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6. Synthesis of Germanium/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Core-Sheath Structures via Chemical Vapor Deposition

By Dali Qian, Mark Crocker, A. Pandurangan, Cedric Morin and Rodney Andrews


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7. Advances of SiOx and Si/SiOx Core-Shell Nanowires

By Kuan Yew Cheong and Yi Ling Chiew


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8. Yttrium Oxide Nanowires

By Nan Li and Kazumichi Yanagisawa


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9. Polymer Nanowires

By Baojun Li and Xiaobo Xing


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10. Doping of Polymers with ZnO Nanostructures for Optoelectronic and Sensor Applications

By Aga and Mu


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11. A Review on Electronic Transport Properties of Individual Conducting Polymer Nanotubes and Nanowires

By Yun-Ze Long, Zhaojia Chen, Changzhi Gu, Meixiang Wan, Jean-Luc Duvail, Zongwen Liu and Simon P. Ringer


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12. Conjugated Polymer and Hybrid Polymer-Metal Single Nanowires: Correlated Characterization and Device Integration

By L. Gence, V. Callegari, S. Melinte, S. Demoustier-Champagne, Y. Long, A. Dinescu and J.L. Duvail


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13. Photoferroelectric Nanowires

By Marian Nowak


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14. Nanowires with Unimaginable Characteristics

By Hui Li and Fengwei Sun


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15. Mn–Fe Nanowires Towards Cell Labeling and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

By Ken Cham-Fai Leung and Yi-Xiang J. Wang


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16. pH Dependent Hydrothermal Synthesis and Photoluminescence of Gd2O3:Eu Nanostructures

By Kyung-Hee Lee, Yun-Jeong Bae and Song-Ho Byeon


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17. Transition Metal-Doped ZnO Nanowires: En Route Towards Multi-colour Light Sensing and Emission Applications

By N. Kouklin, M. Omari and A. Gupta


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18. Modeling and Performance Analysis of III-V Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors

By M. Abul Khayer and Roger K. Lake


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