Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies for Application in Optoelectronics and Photonics

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018) | Viewed by 654

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Applied Physics Department and Institute of Materials Science, University of Valencia, P.O. Box 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
Interests: optical properties; optical micro-spectroscopy; light-matter interaction; exciton recombination dynamics; low-dimensional semiconductors; quantum dots; quantum wells; 2D semiconductors; metal halide perovskites; nanomaterials; nanocrystals; metal nanoparticles; photonics; plasmonics; photodetectors
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Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few years, many nanomaterials have been developed and have been used in optoelectronics and photonics (including plasmonics), namely semiconductor quantum dots (CdSe, PbS, etc.), metal nanoparticles (Ag, Au, etc.), semiconductor nanorods (ZnO, TiO2, etc.), are among the most important for applications in solar cells, photodetectors, LEDs, and lasers. The advantages of these nanomaterials are the simple and cost-effective deposition techniques that can be used to integrate them into devices, such as solution-processing ones (spin coating or the most promising inkjet printing). These techniques are easy to combine with micro/nanotechnologies to define devices at the nanoscale, such as microdisk/microring resonators, microcavities based on photonic crystal lattices, nanoantennas, metal/dielectric nanopatterning, etc. More recently, new semiconductor nanostructures have emerged in the form of nanoplatelets or nanoflakes with quasi-2D confinement that are chemically synthesized (CdSe, metal halide perovskites) or obtained via mechanical exfoliation, for example. These 2D or quasi-2D nanomaterials are attracting growing interest from the scientific community, because of their high-emission efficiency in order to define in next generation of light-emitting devices and solar cells, which is the case for perovskite semiconductors.

In this Special Issue, the Guest Editor welcomes the submission of papers related to investigations on the integration of different nanomaterials (see the summary above for examples) into photonic and optoelectronic structures/devices, or using more standard materials, but including nano-patterned photonic/plasmonic structures. The papers should include optical/electrical properties of the integrated nanomaterials and fabricated structure/devices.

Prof. Dr. Juan P. Martínez Pastor
Guest Editor

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  • Semiconductor nanocrystals

  • Nanophotonics

  • Plasmonics

  • Solution processing techniques

  • Light emitting diodes

  • Lasers

  • Photodetectors

  • Solar cells

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