Optoelectronics of Thin Films and Nanoparticles (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 November 2024 | Viewed by 56

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1. Nonlinear Optical Group, Institute of Sciences and Molecular Technologies of Angers, University of Angers, MOLTECH Anjou-UMR CNRS, 6200 Angers, France
2. Member of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Rabat, Morocco
Interests: optical properties of new architectures of nanostructured materials, including advanced polymers for photonics, nonlinear optics, and energy applications; nonlinear optics as a tool for the diagnosis and characterization of specific molecular systems; molecular photonics and light amplification
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Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST), Via Michele Miraglia 20, 90100 Palermo, Italy
Interests: semiconductors; electrochromic materials; thin films; electrochemical deposition; optoelectronic devices; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Light-induced electronic processes have played an important role in technological development. In fact, the interaction between materials and light itself has found a wide field of application in phototransistors, photomultipliers, optical memories, photosensors, photoelectrochemical solar cells, photocatalysis, solar cells, LEDs, electrochromic devices, NLO-based devices, and the photo-induced synthesis of new materials. This attractive field of research is interdisciplinary and involves materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering. Especially in recent decades, materials scientists have focused their efforts on the design and synthesis of new materials, new photonics architectures, and ordered structures at the nano-scale level for improving optoelectronic device performance. In addition, the global need for producing green energy has stimulated research on semiconducting materials to employ in high-efficiency solar cells in order to replace fossil fuels in energy production. Considering the importance of optoelectronics applications from both technological and environmental points of view, we are pleased to invite you to submit your recent research to our Special Issue entitled Optoelectronics of Thin Films and Nanoparticles (2nd edition) for the journal Crystals. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect recent research about materials with promising optoelectronic properties, highlighting recent improvements, new challenges, and future perspectives. Research areas may include (but are not limited to): nanostructures, new synthetic routes for the fabrication of nanoparticles, thin films and liquid crystalline materials, original studies about material characterization and the application of organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials in devices such as solar cells, electrochromic devices, LEDs, photodetectors, optical sensors, etc. This Special Issue aims to open discussions on new findings and to give important suggestions for the development of innovative materials and devices. Reviews about the state of the art of optoelectronic materials and emerging technologies are also welcome.

We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions.

Prof. Dr. Bouchta Sahraoui
Dr. Viviana Figà
Guest Editors

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  • nanoparticles synthesis
  • liquid crystals
  • crystalline supramolecular polymers
  • electrochromism
  • non-linear optical properties
  • metals oxides
  • optoelectronic devices
  • advanced nanomaterials
  • photoconductive materials
  • characterization of optoelectronic materials

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