Special Issue "Advanced Research in Semiconductor Materials and Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 3457
2. Semiconductor Physics, Institute of Physics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Reichenhainer Str. 70, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany
Interests: photocatalysis; organic synthesis; solar energy materials; photoelectrocatalysis; TiO2; thin films; semiconductor nanoparticles
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Interests: semiconductor nanostructures; surface plasmons; 1D & 2D materials; graphene; quantum wires; adsorption, surface functionalization; intercalation; correlated electronic systems; surface crystallography
Semiconductor materials are the cornerstones of current and future optoelectronic technologies. Recently, new and effective materials have been designed for specific devices based on their unique physical, thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, and optical characteristics. The requirements regarding increasing energy demand, industrialization, and urbanization set a priority for new cost- and energy-efficient devices, which in turn opens new avenues for materials research.
In this regard, numerous new candidate materials have been proposed, which have reduced dimensions in order to achieve the ultimate efficiency of functional devices. For example, extensive research has been devoted to developing graphene nanoribbons, reduced graphene oxide (rGO), transition metal dichalcogenides (i.e., MoS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, WS2, and WSe2), g-C3N4, metal oxide nano-films (TiO2, ZnO, Ta2O5, Nb2O5, WO3, Bi2O3, etc.), and 2D Van der Waals heterostructures, etc., as well as organic semiconductors. This was also predominantly boosted by the intervention of graphene, a metallic atomic-sized 2D material, which spreads to form low-dimensional (1D and 2D) semiconductor structures that replace their bulk counterparts.
Beyond cutting-edge electro-technology, there is immense materials research devoted to improving the chemical activities and capabilities of traditional materials in the direction of catalytic performance and tunable work function achieved by designing hetero architectures, porous structures, large specific surface areas, selective and active sites, surface functionality, composite materials, and so on.
This Special Issue is devoted to collecting excellent research contributions and review articles on a broad range of topics related to semiconducting materials and devices, but not limited to the following:
- Preparation, fabrication, synthesis, epitaxial growth, and optimization of semiconducting materials, including quantum materials, nanoparticles, nanostructures, thin films, and organic semiconductors.
- Semiconductor materials for energy and environmental applications, including photovoltaics, storage materials, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells, water splitting, catalysis, and photocatalysis.
- Semiconductor materials for optical applications, such as plasmonic nanostructures, hybrid plasmonic devices, hot-carrier generation, plasmon-induced field enhancement, LEDs and OLEDs, photonic crystals, etc.
- Semiconductor materials for electronic applications, including field-effect transistors, metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET), integrated devices, organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), bipolar junction transistors, and p-n junctions.
- Semiconductor materials for Internet of Things (IoT) devices including smart home appliances, medical electronics, industrial automation, autonomous vehicles, and traffic control sensors, etc.
- Semiconductor materials modification, such as doping, structuring, surface functionalization, grafting, intercalation, porous, etc.
- Semiconductor templates for material growth, such as Si, Ge, SiC, GaAs, metal oxides, etc.
Dr. Narmina O. Balayeva
Dr. Zamin Mamiyev
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- thin films
- organic semiconductors
- energy conversion
- transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers
- Van der Waals heterostructures