One dimensional nanomaterials have attracted much attention from academia and industry. A large series of devices have been created on the basis of 1D nanomaterials. Their applications have changed and will continuously change our daily life. In this paper, we will present a comprehensive review on the synthesis, structure characterization, properties and actual and future potential applications of one dimensional nanomaterials. Due to the large number of review papers on Carbon and ZnO nanomaterials, we will focus only on one dimensional nanostructures based on other important metal oxides than ZnO based 1D nanomaterials. Different general synthesis strategies have firstly been presented. A series of very promising and representative 1D metal oxide nanaomaterials, their synthesis and properties, will then be discussed. The applications of these 1D metal oxide nanomaterials in catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, in sensors development, in solar cells, in field effect transistor development, in Lithium batteries and in bio-based applications will be detailed.
|Number of pages||74|
|Journal||Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- metal oxides