About the book
Nanoscale structures have attracted extensive research efforts over the past few decades due to their wide potential application in nanoscience and technology. For example, one-dimensional nanowires with a diameter down to a few nanometers and a length tens of micrometers are of central importance in many applications including integrated nanosystems, sensors, batteries, and solar cells. These nanomaterials have the potential to make revolutionary changes in the society of science and technology because reduction in the device size enables faster transport speed and higher computing power. As sizes reach the nanometer scale, materials display drastically new properties that are governed by the laws of Quantum Mechanics. Knowledge of these nanomaterials’ behaviors needs to be established and elaborated for one to be able to engineer devices at the nanoscale.
This book is intended to provide a review of recent research progress on nanowires. Topics include nanowire fabrication and synthesis, composition analysis and characterization, properties and applications.