Special Issue "Atomic Scale Materials for Electronic and Photonic Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2018) | Viewed by 27017
The past three decades have witnessed a meteoric rise in the study of nanoscale materials and systems largely due to the advances in microscopy and nanofabrication techniques. As a result a number of new material systems which possess fundamentally novel structure and physical properties have been discovered and developed. The distinct properties in such materials primarily emerge from the quantum confinement induced changes in electronic band-structure or by interaction of light with sub-wavelength features in the material systems. Often, the uniqueness of these electronic and optical properties catalyses transformative advances in electronic and photonic devices for existing applications such as computing and consumer electronics to novel, unforeseen applications such as quantum communication, sensing and optical modulators.
This special issue is therefore focused on these materials that have structural features approaching the atomic scale and find utility in a wide array of electronic and photonic device applications. The classes of materials include the recently emerging two-dimensional materials including graphene, transistion metal dichalcogenides, black phosphorus, nanotubes of carbon and boron nitride as well as quantum dots of II-VI, III-V and perovskite semiconductors. This issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on: (1) novel architectures, functions and performance of electronic, opto-electronic and photonic devices based on the above described classes of materials; and (2) new approaches to applying atomic-scale materials to enhance to performance or complement existing state-of-the-art technology in logic switches, light-emitting diodes, photovoltaics, optical modulators, lasers, memory and interconnects.
Dr. Deep Jariwala
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- Two-dimensional materials
- carbon nanotubes
- transition metal dichalcogenides
- black phosphorus
- quantum dots
- molecular electronics
- van der Waals heterostructures
- field-effect transistors
- tunnel junctions
- single-photon emission
- ballistic transport
- quantum wells