1st Edition

Semiconducting Fibers Preparation, Advances, and Applications

Edited By Ram K. Gupta Copyright 2025
    304 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Semiconducting Fibers: Preparation, Advances, and Applications is a comprehensive study of the properties and emerging applications of semiconducting fibers. These nanomaterials have unique optoelectronic properties: they are flexible, one-dimensional, and lightweight, and can grow in bulk, thin films, and nano-dimensions (0D, 1D, 2D, 3D). Written by experts from around the world, this book  covers the fundamentals of semiconducting fibers, their fabrication, and emerging applications in electronics, optoelectronics, energy, and healthcare. Various approaches to fabricating semiconducting fibers, their characteristics, and the working principles of nano-dimensional devices are covered.


    Key features:

    •           Expert scientists across the world present state-of-the-art progress on semiconducting fibers for emerging applications, including flexible and wearable electronics electronics.   

    •           Provides details of novel methods and advanced technologies used in energy applications of semiconducting fibers.

    •           Provides fundamentals of electrochemical behavior and their understanding of optoelectronics, photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells, sensors, and supercapacitors.

    •           Presents fabrication, characterization, and applications of semiconducting fibers for energy conversion and storage.

    This book will be a key resource for students, academics, and industry professionals interested in the fabrication, device technologies, and applications of semiconducting fibers.

    Chapter 01       Semiconductor Fibers: An Introduction

    Svetlana Nikolaevna Khonina, Nikolay Lvovich Kazanskiy, Muhammad Ali Butt


    Chapter 02       Fundamentals/Theory of Semiconducting Fibers

    Neeraj Mehta


    Chapter 03       Electronic Structure of Semiconducting Fibers  

    Dias Mustazheb, Sherif Dei Bukari,  Mannix P. Balanay


    Chapter 04       Electronic Properties of Semiconducting Fibers

    Sandesh V. Gaikwad, Digambar S. Sawant, Digambar M. Sapkal, Gaurav M. Lohar


    Chapter 05       Preparation of Semiconducting Fibers   

    Arpana Agrawal


    Chapter 06       Characterization of Semiconducting Fibers        

    Tianyi Liu, Jiadeng Zhu


    Chapter 07       Advances in Semiconducting Fiber       

    Sanjeev Verma, Tapas Das, Shivani Verma, Ram K. Gupta, Bhawna Verma


    Chapter 08       Semiconducting Fiber for Optoelectronic Devices         

    Mostafa Moslempoor, Esmaeil Sheibani


    Chapter 09       Semiconducting Fiber for Photonics      

    Chohdi Amri, Achref Mannai, Adel Najara


    Chapter 10       Semiconducting Fiber for Biomedical Applications       

    Aditya Dev Rajora, Trishna Bal, Fahad Uddin, Balaji Ayyanar


    Chapter 11       Semiconducting Fiber for Thermoelectrics        

    Hatice Aylin Karahan Toprakci


    Chapter 12       Semiconducting Fiber-based flexible Thermoelectrics   

    Jyoti Bhattacharjee, Debjani Bhakta, Subhasis Roy


    Chapter 13       Semiconducting Fiber for Sensors         

    Soraya Ghayempour, Mohammad Mazloum-Ardakani, Hamid Dehghan-Manshadi


    Chapter 14       Recent developments in solar cells using Semiconudcting fibers 

    T. Sangavi, N. Ponpandian


    Chapter 15       Semiconducting Fiber for Batteries       

    Abhinay Thakur, Ashish Kumar


    Chapter 16       Semiconducting Fiber for Fuel Cells     

    Rijith Sreenivasan, Akhila Muhammed, Sumi V Sasidharan Nair


    Chapter 17       Electrocatalytic activities of semiconducting fibers for fuel cells

    B. Jeevanantham, M. K. Shobana


    Chapter 18       Semiconducting Fiber for Energy Storage         

    Hema S, Greeshma U Chandran, Ajitha A R, Sreedha Sambhudevan


    Chapter 19       Semiconducting Fiber for Supercapacitors         

    Felipe M. de Souza, Ram K. Gupta


    Chapter 20       Semiconducting Fiber for Biomedical   



    Chapter 21       Integrative Fabrication of Semiconducting Fibers within 2D/3D Textiles

    Zahra Madani, Matteo Iannacchero, Fevzihan Basarir, Jaana Vapaavuori


    Dr. Ram Gupta is a Professor of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University (PSU). He is also serving as the Associate Vice-President for Research and Support at PSU. Director of Research at the National Institute for Materials Advancement (NIMA). Dr. Gupta has been recently named by Stanford University as being among the top 2% of research scientists worldwide. Before joining Pittsburg State University, he worked as an Assistant Research Professor at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO then as a Senior Research Scientist at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC. Dr. Gupta’s research spans a range of subjects critical to current and future societal needs including: semiconducting materials & devices, biopolymers, flame-retardant polymers, green energy production & storage using nanostructured materials & conducting polymers, electrocatalysts, optoelectronics & photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic heterojunctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, biocompatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold & antibacterial applications, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, made over 450 national/international/regional presentations, chaired/organized many sessions at national/international meetings, wrote several book chapters (120+), worked as Editor for many books (50+) for American Chemical Society, CRC, Springer, Elsevier, etc. and received several million dollars for research and educational activities from external agencies. He is also serving as Editor, Associate Editor, Guest editor, and editorial board member for various journals.