Semiconductor nanowires (SCNWs) are an extremely important class of materials in nanoscience and nanotechnology, as they can serve as the
fundamental building blocks of future electronic, photonic and sensing
devices. At CityU, we have synthesized a wide range of SCNWs in bulk quantity
based on our own developed simple thermal evaporation, oxide-assisted growth
method, and are actively engaging in exploring various applications of SCNWs.
The application of SCNWs for biosensing
devices is particularly attractive and rewarding, but less explored, and thus
requires intensive research. To guide and complement experimental efforts,
systematic theoretical research is critical. Further, the involved
development of new computational approach and computations of large systems
are of significant scientific interest.