Special Issue "Silicon-based Nanomaterials: Technology and Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Kelsall

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Phone: +44-(0)113-343-2068
Interests: nanostructured semiconductor devices; electronic, optical and thermal properties; device design and simulation; silicon-based photonic components and systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Silicon has proved remarkably resilient as a commercial electronic material. The microelectronics industry has harnessed nanotechnology to continually push the performance limits of silicon devices and integrated circuits. Rather than shrinking its market share, silicon is displacing “competitor” semiconductors in domains such as high-frequency electronics and integrated photonics. There are strong business drivers underlying these trends; however, an important contribution is also being made by research groups worldwide who are developing new configurations, designs and applications of silicon-based nanoscale and nanostructured materials. The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together the state-of-art in this field. Papers are invited on any of the functional properties of chemically or physically engineered silicon-based nanosystems (including nano-layered systems, nanorods/wires, quantum dots, nanocrystals and self-organised/self-assembled nanostructures). Papers may cover novel fabrication, preparation or processing techniques, novel physical structures, novel properties or performance levels, novel methods for manipulation/control of functional properties, and/or novel application areas.

Prof. Dr. Robert W. Kelsall
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanoelectronics
  • nanophotonics
  • optoelectronics
  • solar cells
  • FETs
  • DRAM
  • non-volatile memory
  • integration
  • interconnects
  • Moore’s Law

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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