Special Issue "Nanostructured Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Nanomaterials, which provide one of the greatest potentials for improving the performance and extended capabilities of products in a number of industrial sectors, are a new class of materials, having dimensions in the 1~100 nm range. Nanostructures can be divided into zero-dimensional (0D), one-dimensional (1D), and two-dimensional (2D) based on their shapes. The recent emphasis in the nanomaterials research is put on 1D nanostructures at the expense of 0D and 2D ones, perhaps due to the intriguing possibility of using them in a majority of short-term future applications. The most successful examples are seen in the microelectronic devices, where ‘‘smaller’’ have always meant a greater performance ever since the invention of transistors; for example, a higher density of integration, faster response, lower cost, and less power consumption.
In recent years, applications of nanomaterials on photodetectors and photovoltaic devices have been highly developing fields, due to the flexibility and light weight for daily use, which have the potential to be deployable. Therefore, the fields of nanostructure devices have been the subject of reviews. Thus, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the photodetectors and photovoltaic devices with nanostructure. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Fabrications and properties of photodetectors and photovoltaic devices
Preparation and applications of nanostructures (nanoparticles, nanowires, nanosheets, etc.)
Recent development on nanostructures with new optical and photoelectric properties
Processing techniques of nanostructures for photodetectors and photovoltaic devices
Nanostructures for electro-optical applications
Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
Prof. Dr. Teen-Hang Meen
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
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Nanomaterials and nanostructured