Nanowires are monodimensional structures with a typical cylinder form, in which the diameter has dimension in the nanometer range, while the length varies from hundreds of nanometer to hundreds of micrometers.
Germanium nanowires are realized by MOVPE techniques starting from gold nanoparticles catalyzers. The main perspective of these nanostructures is in sensing for explosives molecules, by proper functionalizing the nanowires.
Core/shell SiC/SiO2 nanowires are realized by CVD. Their structure is composed by an internal 3C-SiC core, covered by a SiO2 shell grown in-situ. These structures have notable emission properties and were used in the development of nanosystem for photodynamic cancer therarpy.
L. Seravalli, M. Bosi, S. Beretta, F. Rossi, D. Bersani, N. Musayeva, C. Ferrari
"Extra-long and taper-free germanium nanowires: use of an alternative Ge precursor for longer nanostructures"
Nanotechnology 30 (2019) 415603
G. Attolini, F. Rossi, M. Bosi, B.E. Watts, G. Salviati
Synthesis and characterization of 3C-SiC nanowires
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 354 (2008) 5227
G. Attolini, F. Rossi, F. Fabbri, M. Bosi, B.E. Watts, G. Salviati
A new growth method for the synthesis of 3C-SiC nanowires
Materials Letters, 63 (2009) 2581
F. Fabbri, F. Rossi, P. Lagonegro, M. Negri, J. S. Ponraj, M. Bosi, G. Attolini, G. Salviati
3C-SiC nanowires luminescent enhancement by coating with a conformal oxides layer
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (2014) 3940062.772