Special Issue "Nanostructured Oxide Semiconductor Materials: Structure, Properties, and Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2024 | Viewed by 77

Special Issue Editor

Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, Science & Technology Building IV, Room 312, National Chi Nan University, Nantou 54561, Taiwan
Interests: oxide semiconductors; photodetectors; gas sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanostructured oxide semiconductor materials have garnered significant attention due to their unique properties and versatile applications. These materials are characterized by their engineered nanoscale architecture, which imparts distinctive electronic, optical, and catalytic properties. Nanostructured oxide semiconductors present both exciting opportunities and complex challenges. Precise control over oxide semiconductors' nanoscale structure and morphology can be challenging. Achieving uniformity in size, shape, and distribution of nanostructures is essential for obtaining consistent and reproducible properties. Moreover, understanding the impact of defects, impurities, and surface states on the material's behavior is crucial for optimizing performance. The integration of these materials into functional devices necessitates compatibility with existing technologies and materials, requiring innovative fabrication methods.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive platform for researchers to share their latest insights, findings, and innovations in the realm of nanostructured oxide semiconductor materials. Contributions that uncover novel synthesis methods, delve into the fundamental structural aspects, elucidate the intriguing properties arising at the nanoscale, and explore the wide spectrum of applications these materials offer are welcome. The potential of nanostructured oxide semiconductor materials is vast, from electronic and optoelectronic devices to energy storage systems and catalytic applications.

Dr. Chun-Ying Huang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • oxide semiconductors
  • structure
  • morphology
  • defects
  • synthesis methods
  • applications
  • photodetectors
  • LEDs
  • solar cells
  • gas sensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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