Special Issue "Preparation, Characterization and Application of Zinc Oxide–Based Nanostructures"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eliana Kaminska
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Institute of Electron Technology, AI.Lotnik6w 46, Warszawa, Poland
Interests: GaN; ZnO; Oxi­des; Nitri­des
Dr. Michał Adam Borysiewicz
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
Interests: Nanostructure growth and design; Zinc oxide and related materials; Semiconductors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Within the last 30 years, zinc oxide has shown its manifold characteristics, making it interesting for numerous applications, such as optoelectronics, sensing, or transparent and flexible electronics, to name just a few, and resulting in many reports on its synthesis annually.

This Special Issue of Crystals aims to bring together a selected collection of reports highlighting the many synthetic routes towards application-specific nanostructures of ZnO and ZnO-based materials (AZO, ZTO, ZnMgO, ZnCoO, hybrid materials etc.). We would like to showcase ZnO and related materials as a group that lends itself to both bottom-up and top-down approaches to nanostructure design and fabrication. In particular, we wish to encourage submissions relating to the many morphological species, such as nanoflowers, nanorods, nanotrees, etc., as well as those utilizing thin film or epitaxial growth techniques with microelectronic-grade processing to tailor the resulting properties of the structures. Studies relating to nucleation and growth mechanisms and device-oriented works are welcome. We anticipate that the future readers of this Special Issue will be presented with a cross-section of works on ZnO nanostructures inspiring them in their future research.

Looking forward to your submissions.

Dr. Eliana Kaminska
Dr. Michał Adam Borysiewicz
Guest Editors

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.

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. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Zinc oxide and related materials
  • Nanostructure growth and design
  • Zinc oxide processing
  • Optical detectors and emitters
  • Sensors
  • Thin film transistors

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Review

Open AccessReview
ZnO as a Functional Material, a Review
Crystals 2019, 9(10), 505; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9100505 - 28 Sep 2019
Abstract
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a fascinating wide band gap semiconductor material with many properties that make it widely studied in the material science, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and solid-state electronics communities. Its transparency, possibility of bandgap engineering, the possibility to dope it into high [...] Read more.
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a fascinating wide band gap semiconductor material with many properties that make it widely studied in the material science, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and solid-state electronics communities. Its transparency, possibility of bandgap engineering, the possibility to dope it into high electron concentrations, or with many transition or rare earth metals, as well as the many structures it can form, all explain the intensive interest and broad applications. This review aims to showcase ZnO as a very versatile material lending itself both to bottom-up and top-down fabrication, with a focus on the many devices it enables, based on epitaxial structures, thin films, thick films, and nanostructures, but also with a significant number of unresolved issues, such as the challenge of efficient p-type doping. The aim of this article is to provide a wide-ranging cross-section of the current state of ZnO structures and technologies, with the main development directions underlined, serving as an introduction, a reference, and an inspiration for future research. Full article
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop