Special Issue "Advances in Functional Materials and Devices for Semiconductor and Energy Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: printed electronics; biosensors; oxide semiconductors; thin-film transistors; power semiconductor
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Recently, new concept-based sensor platforms, such as non-invasive monitoring of body fluids, electric-skin-based pressure-sensitive and stretchable stimulation, particle matter detection, and highly-selective gas detection, have been attracting attention. These sensing platforms can be produced by applying unconventional structures with high strechability, 1D–3D nanomaterials for high sensitivity, and the immobilization of specific receptors for selective reactions. Of course, there are no restrictions in terms of materials, structures, and hybrid components, so many different approaches can be pursued with these platforms irrespective of whether the systems involve organic or inorganic materials.
Another key issue in the processing of sensor materials, such as spray pyrolysis, the ultrathin coating process via a solution process, or ink-jet printing, is the need for high sensitivity and selectivity with a reasonably low cost.
The use of sensor devices can be expanded to diverse applications, such as energy conversion with photocatalytic activity, photovoltaics, and triboelectrics regarding energy harvesting for the best decision of a certain situation through the acquistion of big data.
This aim of this Special Issue is to focus the research on multidisciplinary material synthesis, processing, and characterization of functional metal oxides, organic/inorganic hybrids, organic semiconductors, and their applications in various devices on the following topics, among others:
- Synthesis and processing of inorganic materials for highly efficient energy conversion systems;
- Device performance of nano/micro sensor platforms for biological and environmental conditions;
- Synthesis and characterization of 1D/2D/3D nanomaterials for highly-sensitive sensors;
- New materials for highly-sensitive and selective sensors;
- Structural studies of stretchable and flexible sensors;
- Printable sensing materials and devices.
Prof. Dr. You Seung Rim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- printing process
- inorganic semiconductors
- organic semiconductors
- inorganic/organic hybrid
- sensor devices
- stretchable electronics