Special Issue "Advances in Thin Film Materials and Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2020).
Interests: organic and inorganic thin-film materials, electronic devices, device physics
Since thin-film materials and devices began to be used for display applications, they have been adapted for other applications, including wearable devices. Thin-film transistors with inorganic materials, for example, are used not only for displays, but also in low-cost wearable circuits and systems. Recently, among inorganic materials, conducting oxides and perovskite have been adapted for various emerging applications, including wearable devices and solar cells. Additionally, following a dramatic improvement in electrical properties, organic material-based transistors are currently feasible for high-performance uses, such as in wide dynamic range solar cells and wearable devices.
To achieve these advancements, intensive research on such materials and devices has been conducted. Materials have been synthesized and made at a fundamental level in multi-scale studies through modeling, fabrications, and experiments to obtain relevant and optimum compositions and phases. Additionally, higher level device technologies capable of sophisticated, macroscopic performances have been developed for such device operations via research utilizing advanced characterizations and modeling. Moreover, many other research breakthroughs have been required to make such advancements.
Here, we invite researchers to submit papers related to thin-film materials and devices to discuss recent advances in fields relating to any thin-film inorganic and organic materials and/or devices.
Prof. Dr. Sungsik Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- Organic materials
- Inorganic materials
- Thin-film transistors
- Thin-film solar cells
- Material synthesis and deposition
- Device fabrication
- Measurements and characterizations
- Material and device modeling