Special Issue "Advances in GaN Crystals and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Dr. Ikai Lo
The wide bandgap, GaN, has been extensively investigated and applied in optoelectronic devices and high electron mobility transistors. The bandgap of (In,Al)GaN alloy compound covers the entire solar radiation spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared rays. Furthermore, the Stark effect induced by piezoelectric and the spontaneous electric field on polar GaN epi-film creates fundamental properties in optoelectronic applications. The nanostructure of GaN can be grown by advanced techniques, such as plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy, metal–organic chemical vapor deposition, etc. The nanostructured GaN opens a new area to optimize quantum properties in applications for high-efficient optoelectronic devices.
We invite investigators to contribute original articles on their current study of the GaN structure, growth technology, crystal properties, and their applications. Both experimental and theoretical papers are welcome.
Potential topics include without being limited to:
- Theory, modelling of GaN-based thin films, nanostructures and heterostructures,
- Fabrication, growth mechanism of GaN epilayers, bulk, heterostructure and nanostructure by MBE, MOCVE, HVPE, ALD, ....
- Characterization of GaN epilayer, bulk, heterostructure and nanostructure by TEM, PL, CL, Raman, SIMS, XPS, ....
- Application, processing of GaN-based devices, such as light-emitting diodes (LED), solar cells, laser diodes (LD), high electron mobility transistors (HEMT), detectors, ....
Prof. Dr. Ikai Lo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Light-emitting diodes
- High electron mobility transistors