Inorganic Nanowires: Applications, Properties, and Characterization

Mahendra Sunkara University of Louisville
Meyya Meyyappan NASA Ames Research Center
Inorganic Nanowires: Applications, Properties, and Characterization
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December 2009 CRC
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Nanomaterials Nanostructures 9781420067828
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Nanotechnology production has exploded in the last five years, due in no small part to its rapidly increasing impact in the area of commercial electronics, much of that made possible by the development of nanowires. Providing researchers and product developers with essential information on both popular and emerging varieties, this workcovers their growth, characterization, and properties. It looks at various types, including semiconducting, metallic, oxide, and includes extensive coverage of applications that are using or are ideal candidates for nanowires in electronics, optoelectronics, field emission, thermoelectric devices, and sensors.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective

Growth Techniques
Liquid-Phase Techniques
Vapor-Phase Techniques
Bulk Production Methods
Future Developments

Thermodynamic and Kinetic Aspects of Nanowire Growth
Thermodynamic Considerations for Vapor-Liquid-Solid Growth
Kinetic Considerations of Nanowire Growth Under VLS Growth

Modeling of Nanowire Growth
Energetics of Stable Surface Faceting: Silicon Nanowire Example
Simulation of Individual Nanowire Growth
Modeling of Multiple Nucleation and Growth of One-Dimensional Structures
Modeling Nanowire Array Growth

Semiconducting Nanowires
Silicon Nanowires
Germanium Nanowires
Catalyst Choice
III-V Nanowires

Phase Change Materials
Phase Change Nanowire Growth
Properties Relevant to PRAM

Metallic Nanowires
Bismuth Nanowires
Silver Nanowires
Copper Nanowires
Nickel Nanowires
Zinc Nanowires

Oxide Nanowires
Synthesis Methodologies
Directed Growth and Morphological Control
Oxygen Vacancies, Doping and Phase Transformation

Nitride Nanowires
Synthesis of Group III-Nitride Nanowires
Branching of Nanowires
Diameter Reduction of III-Nitride Nanowires
Direction Dependent Properties

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  • Covers growth, characterization and properties of various types of nanowires: semiconductors, metals, oxides, phase change materials, nitrides, antimonides, and others
  • Provides an extensive coverage of applications for these nanowires in electronics (memory, logic, data storage…), optoelectronics (lasers, LEDs, detectors, photovoltaic’s, photoelectrochemical solar cells…) field emission, thermoelectric devices, chemical and biosensors
  • Discusses emerging uses for nanowires powders into nanocomposites, solar cells, fuel cells and thin films.
  • Introduces Nanotechnology and defines the evolution of the field and the classification of nanomaterials and inorganic wires
  • A supplementary book for courses on nanomaterials