Growth and Characterization of II-VI Crystals

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2021) | Viewed by 507

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Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Torun, Poland
Interests: mixed crystals; crystal growth; physical properties; thermal properties and characterization; thermal wave methods; materials engineering; photoluminescence; photopyroelectric spectroscopy; infrared thermography
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Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish the latest work of academics who work with II-VI materials. II-VI mixed compounds are known in a wide range of applications: x-ray and gamma-ray radiation sensors (CdZnTe), detector technologies operating in the infrared (HgCdTe), ultraviolet, solar cells (CdTe), broadband devices based on ZnO, spintronics (ZnMnSe, ZnMnTe), optoelecronics and many more, based on other II-VI semiconductors and alloys. Mixed compounds allow a smooth change of the band gap and lattice constants, allowing for tunable band gaps. These materials are finding applications in many fields, including both national and homeland security, industrial process monitoring, medicine, basic science, astronomy, energy production, and more.

The Issue aims for a better understanding of the basic physics and chemistry of these materials, as well as growth processes. The areas of interest include: materials growth and characterization, materials engineering, intrinsic and extrinsic defects and dopants, surface chemistry, fabrication processes, electrical properties and modeling, charge transport, optical properties, electro-optical and magneto-optical properties, as well as the interaction among all of these.

Dr. Karol Strzałkowski
Guest Editor

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  • II-VI crystals
  • crystal growth
  • mixed alloys
  • physical properties
  • characterization
  • materials engineering
  • defects and dopants
  • fabrication processes

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