Open for submissions immediately
Deadline: May 31, 2013
We cordially invite you to submit a manuscript to our forthcoming Focus Issue on Semiconductor Nanowires. It will be published in physica status solidi – Rapid Research Letters, i.e. pss (RRL). Semiconductor nanowires are considered as building blocks for the next generation of electronics, photonics, energy, sensors and biomedical applications. One‐dimensional nanowire structures offer unique opportunities to control properties of semiconductors such as density of states, transport of electrons and interaction with photons. Another important feature of nanowires is to enable growth of heterostructures of materials with large lattice and thermal mismatch without creating dislocations. This provides an unprecedented flexibility to create a broad range of structures with a combination of materials for a variety of applications. Nanowires may lead to the integration of microelectronic devices on silicon with optoelectronic and photonic devices based on compound semiconductors.
Topics covered in the Focus Issue include (but are not limited to):
- group IV, II–VI, III–V semiconductors, nitrides, oxides, chalcopyrites, chalcogenides and other electronic as well as optical materials
- growth, synthesis, fabrication, patterning and assembly
- control of size, crystal structure, geometry, shape, position, composition, doping, and heterostructures (axial and radial)
- electronic, optical, and optoelectronic properties
- theory, modeling and simulations
- transistors, sensors, lasers, LEDs, detectors, solar cells, waveguides, optical switches, non‐linear optical devices and others
- electronics, photonics, plasmonics, energy and sensor applications
- hybrid organic and inorganic nanowire structures
Contacts, more details and additional information here (pdf).