Emerging Applications of Ferroelectrics in Nanoelectronics and Renewable Energy

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 302

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: multiferroic materials; scanning probe microscopy
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Science and Technology on Electronic Test and Measurement Laboratory, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051, China
Interests: ferroelectrics; piezoelectrics; domain wall nanoelectronics

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Hebei Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Control on Surface and Interface, College of Science, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang 050018, China
Interests: nanoferroelectric materials; piezocatalysis
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Department of Chemistry, University of Paderborn, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
Interests: electrocatalysis; piezocatalysis; photocatalysis; carbon materials; transition metal-based catalysis‬‬‬‬‬
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ferroelectric materials, characterized by electrically switchable polarization, have found broad and mature applications in conventional transducers, actuators, and sensors in modern society. Recently, novel ferroelectric materials, made available by advanced synthesis techniques such as freestanding epitaxial thin films, nanometer/sub-nanometer nanoparticles/nanowires, organic ferroelectrics, and 2D van der Waals (vdW) ferroelectrics, have found applications in low-energy electronics and renewable energy. For example, based on the atomic thicknesses and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) compatibility of 2D vdW ferroelectrics, ferroelectric materials can be used for post-Moore’s law nanoelectronics, including beyond-Boltzmann transistors, nonvolatile memories, and photoelectronic devices. Based on the polymer-like flexibility of ferroelectric nanowires, nanoferroic materials have found new applications in piezocatalysis for water splitting.

It is clear that the future holds great promise for the use of ferroelectric materials in novel applications. This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest advancements in ferroelectric materials and their diverse applications in various fields. We welcome contributions related to the synthesis and characterization of novel ferroelectrics, theoretical studies exploring new physics and functionalities, and nanoelectronic device developments involving vdW ferroelectrics.

Dr. Dawei Zhang
Dr. Wenping Geng
Dr. Ran Su
Dr. Ying Pan
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  • ferroelectrics
  • nanoferroelectric materials
  • nanoelectronics
  • catalysis

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