One of the most active area is the synthesis of one-dimensional nanomaterials with wide potential applications, such as carbon-based nanotubes, nanofibers, and silicon carbide nanowires. (ref. ID; 7136)

[Silicon carbide nanowires (SiCNW)]

Chemical characteristics

Insoluble in water.

Purpose for use

The SiCNW are a wide-band-gap semiconductor with high breakdown field strength, high thermal conductivity, high saturation drift velocity, and strong resistance to harsh environments. These properties make SiCNW a promising material for use in producing high-temperature, high-power, and high-frequency nanoeletronic devices. The SiCNW also have high mechanical strength and therefore good candidates for use in metal and ceramic matrix composites, as a polymer ingredient, and as materials for dental and orthopedic implants. (ref. ID; 7136)

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Lumbriculus variegatus (ref. ID; 7136)