Quasi one-dimensional nanowires of metal oxides are promising for the development of nano-devices. Sn, In, and Zn oxides were produced in form of single-crystalline nanowires through condensation from vapor phase. Furthermore longitudinal and radial heterostructures have been prepared. Nanowires growth occurs in controlled condition and allows the exploitation of size reduction effects on the electrical response to gases. Preparation, microstructural, morphological and electrical characterizations of nanowires are presented and the peculiarities of these innovative structures are highlighted.
15 Jun 2009
Volume: 305 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 170-177
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical