Nano Wıres

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering and High Tech Device Applications

One-dimensional nanostructures are a member an important category of nanoscience and nanomaterials. Nano electronics, sensors, actuators, nanomechanical systems (NEMS), solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are some important application areas of nanowires. Nanowires, unlike other low-dimensional nanomaterials, have two quantum-confined directions but one unconfined direction available for electrical conduction. This allows nanowires to be used in applications where electrical conduction is required. Because of their unique density of electronic states, in the limit of small diameters nanowires are expected to exhibit significantly different optical, electrical and magnetic properties compared to their bulk 3-D crystalline counterparts. Certain properties can also be enhanced nonlinearly in small-diameter nanowires, by exploiting the singular aspects of the 1-D electronic density of states. Today, nanowires have a peculiar interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Papers that leverage advances in the following topics are welcome for Nanowires Session;
Main topics include:
 Nanowire synthesis
 Nanowire growth modeling
 Heterostructures and alloys
 Nanowire integration into functional materials
 Advanced microscopies and spectroscopies applied to nanowires
 Optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties
 Quantum behaviors and devices
 Hybrid nanowire-biological systems

 Energy conversion and storage
 In-situ chemical, structural, and property characterization
 Nanowire arrays, networks, and hierarchical systems
 Integration into flexible and stretchable materials
 Sensors and actuators: chemical, biological, optical, microfluidic
 Electronic and optoelectronic devices: light emitters, transistors, solid-state lasers,

Dr. Sahin Coskun
Session Chair