Funded by NATO – Science for Peace and Security
National Research Council of Italy
Tampere University of Technology
South Ukrainian national pedagogical university
The metal oxide nanowires will be deposited using bottom-up approach combined with innovative lift-off technique that introduces a clear technological breakthrough. The as prepared nanowires will be detached from the growth substrate and aligned between electrodes. The arrays of parallel aligned nanowires possess features and superiorities of singe nanowire, but facilitate the overall manipulation and guarantees higher reproducibility and industrial scalability of the products. Due to almost monocrystalline perfection and atomically sharp terminations, nanowires exhibit excellent chemical and thermal stability that make them superior to conventionally used polycrystalline thin-film sensors. Modelling activity: quantum chemical modelling helps to tune sensors against the specific hazardous agents by functionalization of the nanowires with specific end-functional groups and photoactive receptors.