Nanostructured Thin Films: Growth, Properties and Applications
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 938
Interests: nanostructures; thin films; coatings; optoelectronics
Interests: smart windows; sensor; thermochromic materials; resistive switching
Due to their special nanostructures, nanostructured thin films behave differently than bulk materials of equivalent chemical composition. The ability to control or modify the morphology, microstructures, and chemical composition of thin films at the micrometer and/or nanometer scale opens vast opportunities to tailor the properties of the thin films. Thin films have been developed as an enabling component for a wide range of applications, including solar cells, light-emitting diodes, smart windows, sensors, batteries, and photocatalytic platforms. Nanostructured thin films will not only enhance these traditional applications, but also enable emerging applications such as metamaterials, flat optics, thermoelectric, etc.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the state of knowledge in the growth, characterization, properties, and potential applications of nanostructured thin films. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue. Original research articles and reviews are both welcome. We look forward to your contributions.
Dr. Xiao-Hu Huang
Dr. Ming Li
Dr. Chen Zhang
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