Special Issue "Advanced Thin Films for Opto-Electronic and Photovoltaic Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: material science; nanotechnology; self-assembly; thin films; conducting polymers; electrochemistry; nanoparticles synthesis
You are cordially invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Coatings entitled “Advanced Thin Films for Opto-Electronic and Photovoltaic Applications”. Thin films and engineered surfaces have a huge potential in the realization of electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical transducers.
New inorganic and organic optical materials, semiconductors, smart materials, nanostructures, nanocarbon, nanotubes, graphene, bioinspired and ecofriendly materials, perovskites, and related hybrid materials could be prepared as thin films with high optical quality, thus finding application in light-emitting devices, solar cells, flexible and stretchable devices, etc. Different film production strategies, including “dry” and “wet” deposition methods, are developed and optimized. Particular care is devoted to large-area deposition, high resolution patterning, solution-processing and printing, self-assembly and related fabrication techniques and emerging more environmentally friendly technologies which do not employ hazardous chemicals.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent trends and latest research advances in the field of thin film production, characterization and application to photonics, optical sensing, and solar and green energy production. Authors and research groups worldwide are invited to submit their papers on perovskite LEDs, quantum-dot LEDs or hybrid LEDs, flexible and stretchable devices, NIR OLEDs, and other devices emitting outside the visible spectrum, organic and hybrid lasers, emerging applications of emissive materials including in biomedicine, sensors, energy harvesting devices, solar cells, and any device based on novel thin film materials. The Issue welcomes publication on both theoretical and experimental analysis of carrier transport and device reliability analysis.
In particular, the topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Thin films for solar cells;
- Thin films in light-emitting devices;
- Deposition strategies and multilayered structures;
- Hybrid solar cells;
- Bioinspired thin films;
- Transparent and conductive thin films;
- Electrodeposited thin films;
- Optical thin films and structures for security devices;
- Advances in environmentally friendly methods for thin film production.
Dr. Barbara Vercelli
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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