About this Research Topic
The main drawback to luminescent nanowires comes from crystal lattice defect states resulting in undesirable non-radiative relaxation of generated excitons or free charge carriers. The nature and concentration of the defects inevitably depend on the approaches and strategies chosen for the fabrication of nanowires. This article collection gathers outstanding synthetic protocols yielding monocrystalline nanoobjects with a low concentration of volume defects, and discussions on mechanisms of growth of various semiconducting nanowires, surface defect states passivation, structural and photophysical properties, exploitation of nanowires for photonics applications.
The authors are encouraged to submit Original Research, Perspective, Review, or Mini Review articles, covering the following themes related to the synthesis of luminescent nanowires:
• Solution-phase synthesis
• Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
• Molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE)
Keywords: nanowires, luminescence, nanolasers, semiconducting materials, synthesis
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