Inorganic semiconducting nanowires for green energy solutions

Shakthivel, D., Dahiya, A. S. , Mukherjee, R. and Dahiya, R. (2021) Inorganic semiconducting nanowires for green energy solutions. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 34, 100753. (doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2021.100753)

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Single-crystalline inorganic semiconducting nanowires (NWs) of technologically important materials such as Si, Ge, GaAs, ZnO and so on. have attracted significant attention in providing sustainable energy solutions (generation/storage) due to their attractive physical and chemical properties. Currently, the production processes of these devices is unavoidably wasteful and requires urgent attention. There is need to establish resource efficient and eco-friendly manufacturing for energy devices using inorganic NWs. The present work is dedicated to identifying such a route and materials, through critical analysis of various device development stages, namely (i) NW’s synthesis methods, (ii) NW-based electronic layer fabrication, and (iii) metals, interconnects, and packaging forming techniques. We have also presented the current state-of-the-art of NW-based green energy solutions for next-generation of energy autonomous systems on flexible substrates.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Acknowledgements: This work was supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through Engineering Fellowship for Growth— neuPRINTSKIN (EP/R029644/1), and Programme Grant—Heteroprint (EP/R03480X/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dahiya, Dr Abhishek Singh and Dahiya, Professor Ravinder and Shakthivel, Dr Dhayalan and Mukherjee, Mr Rudra
Authors: Shakthivel, D., Dahiya, A. S., Mukherjee, R., and Dahiya, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering
Published Online:25 October 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Author(s)
First Published:First published in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 34: 100753
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
301728Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R029644/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
301327`Hetero-print: A holistic approach to transfer-printing for heterogeneous integration in manufacturingPeter SkabaraEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R03480X/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering