Special Issue "Advance in Perovskite Thin Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 5559
In recent years, perovskite compounds, with their interplay of charge, spin, and orbital ordering, are one of the most largely studied class of materials, both for the investigation of their fundamental properties and for the application of their many functionalities in different fields. Developments of the physical vapor deposition techniques used to deposit perovskite thin films have opened the way to the growth of single-layer thin films, heterostructures, and superlattices with structural properties comparable to those of single crystals. The exploitation of the different mechanisms present at the artificial boundaries with the substrate or with different layers (epitaxial strain, strain relaxation, cation redistribution, selective doping, polar discontinuity, electronic charhe transfer, etc.) has opened up the possibility to modify, in a controlled way, the final physical properties of perovskite thin film-based systems.
An incredibly large number of uses of such systems have been proposed in many areas, going from electrical and electronic applications (high-frequency capacitors, ferroelectric sensors and actuators, piezoelectric MEMs, magnetic memories, magnetic filters) to energy conversion applications (high-efficiency photovoltaic cells, fuel cells).
This Special Issue is intended to provide the state-of-the-art and new perspectives for several fields of applications of perovskite thin films by collecting papers on the following topics:
- State-of-the-art and new ideas on the deposition of perovskite thin films;
- State-of-the-art and developments on perovskite thin film-based systems for electrical applications;
- State-of-the-art and new perspectives on perovskite thin film-based systems for electronic applications;
- State-of-the-art and developments on perovskite thin film-based systems for energy conversion applications.
Prof. Luigi Maritato
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- thin films
- electrical applications
- electronic applications
- energy conversion