Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Edited by Paola Prete

Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, Italy

This volume is intended to orient the reader in the fast developing field of semiconductor nanowires, by providing a series of self-contained monographs focusing on various nanowire-related topics. Each monograph serves as a short review of previous results in the literature and description of methods used in the field, as well as a summary of the authors recent achievements on the subject. Each report provides a brief sketch of the historical background behind, the physical and/or chemical principles underlying a specific nanowire fabrication/characterization technique, or the experimental/theoretical methods used to study a given nanowire property or device. Despite the diverse topics covered, the volume does appear as a unit. The writing is generally clear and precise, and the numerous illustrations provide an easier understanding of the phenomena described. The volume contains 20 Chapters covering altogether many (although not all) semiconductors of technological interest, starting with the IV-IV group compounds (SiC and SiGe), carrying on with the binary and ternary compounds of the III-V (GaAs, AlGaAs, GaSb, InAs, GaP, InP, and GaN) and II-VI (HgTe, HgCdTe) families, the metal oxides (CuO, ZnO, ZnCoO, tungsten oxide, and PbTiO3), and finishing with Bi (a semimetal).

Read more >Order hardcopy
NanowiresEdited by Paola Prete

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/3457

ISBN: 978-953-7619-79-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4567-7

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

71339 Total Chapter Downloads

30 Crossref Citations

95 Web of Science Citations

77 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Cubic SiC Nanowires: Growth, Characterization and Applications

By Giovanni Attolini, Francesca Rossi, Filippo Fabbri, Matteo Bosi, Giancarlo Salviati and Bernard Enrico Watts


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Heterostructured III-V Nanowires with Mixed Crystal Phases Grown by Au-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy

By D.L. Dheeraj, H.L. Zhou, A.F. Moses, T.B. Hoang, A.T.J. van Helvoort, B.O. Fimland and H. Weman


Open access peer-reviewed

3. MOVPE Self-Assembly and Physical Properties of Free-Standing III-V Nanowires

By Paola Prete and Nicola Lovergine


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of Nanowires in the Hg1-xCdxTe Material System

By Randi Haakenaasen and Espen Selvig


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Metal-Oxide Nanowires by Thermal Oxidation Reaction Technique

By Supab Choopun, Niyom Hongsith and Ekasiddh Wongrat


Open access peer-reviewed

6. P-Type Phosphorus Doped ZnO Wires for Optoelectronic Applications

By B. Q. Cao, M. Lorenz, G. Zimmermann, C. Czekalla, M. Brandt, H. von Wenckstern, and M. Grundmann


Open access peer-reviewed

7. Lateral Surface Nanowires and Quantum Structures Based on ZnO

By Hiroaki Matsui and Hitoshi Tabata


Open access peer-reviewed

8. Characterization of Room-Temperature Ferromagnetic Zn1-xCoxO Nanowires

By Yi-Ching Ou, Zhong-Yi Wu, Fu-Rong Chen, Ji-Jung Kai and Wen-Bin Jian


Open access peer-reviewed

9. On-Chip Tungsten Oxide Nanowires Based Electrodes for Charge Injection

By Anıl Agıral and J. G. E. (Han) Gardeniers


Open access peer-reviewed

10. Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques on Semiconductor Nanowires: from Atomic Density of States Analysis to 3D Reconstruction Models

By Sonia Conesa-Boj, Sonia Estrade, Josep M. Rebled, Joan D. Prades, A. Cirera, Joan R. Morante, Francesca Peiro and Jordi Arbiol


Open access peer-reviewed

11. Low Temperature Phase Separation in Nanowires

By Sheng Yun Wu


Open access peer-reviewed

12. Raman Spectroscopy on Semiconductor Nanowires

By Ilaria Zardo, Gerhard Abstreiter and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral


Open access peer-reviewed

13. Phonon Confinement Effect in III-V Nanowires

By Begum N, Bhatti A S, Jabeen F, Rubini S and Martelli F


Open access peer-reviewed

14. Finite- and Quantum-Size Effects of Bismuth Nanowires

By Thomas W. Cornelius and M. Eugenia Toimil-Molares


Open access peer-reviewed

15. Electronic States and Piezoresistivity in Silicon Nanowires

By Koichi Nakamura, Dzung Viet Dao, Yoshitada Isono, Toshiyuki Toriyama and Susumu Sugiyama


Open access peer-reviewed

16. Quantum Confinement in Heterostructured Semiconductor Nanowires with Graded Interface

By G. A. Farias, J. S. de Sousa and A. Chaves


Open access peer-reviewed

17. Optical Modeling of Photoluminescence of Multilayered Semiconductor Nanostructures: Nanowires, Nanotubes and Nanocables

By Xue-Wen Chen and Sailing He


Open access peer-reviewed

18. Multi-Physics Properties in Ferroelectric Nanowires and Related Structures from First-Principles

By Takahiro Shimada and Takayuki Kitamura


Open access peer-reviewed

19. Progress Toward Nanowire Device Assembly Technology

By Yanbo Li and Jean-Jacques Delaunay


Open access peer-reviewed

20. Technology CAD of Nanowire FinFETs

By T K Maiti and C K Maiti


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI
  • BKCI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£139

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax Rate based on their country of residence. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase