Special Issue "Semiconductor Core/Shell Nanocrystals for Optoelectronic Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2017)
Dr. Nimai Mishra
Department of Nanochemistry, Italian Institute of Technology Genova, Italy
Interests: semiconductor nanocrystals; core/shell synthesis; shape control; assembly; nanowires; optoelectronic devices; thermoelectric devices
Core/shell semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) are currently being exploited as active components in a wide range of applications in various fields, such as chemical sensing, biomedicine, and optoelectronics. While conventional single material spherical colloidal nanocrystals have shown promise in these fields due to their ease of fabrication, processibility, and salient optical properties, it may be envisaged that more applications may emerge if nanocrystals can be synthesized in shapes of higher complexity with multi-component core/shell structures and therefore increased functionality. Since the first colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals synthesis was reported in 1993, several group studied the synthesis, properties, and applications of these semiconductor nanocrystals extensively. Further advancement in the optical properties of these nanomaterials has been done in early 2000, when researcher focused on core/shell multicomponent hetero-structures. Over the years advancements have been made towards synthetic control, characterization, and device fabrications.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the core/shell semiconductor nanocrystals for optoelectronic applications, including solar cell, photodetector, and light emitting devices.
Dr. Nimai Mishra
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- semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots)
- core/shell structures
- charge separation
- optical properties
- device fabrications