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Special Issue "Quantum Wells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2020.
Quantum wells are a mainstay of light emitting semiconductor devices, LEDs, and lasers; they have also seen some application in detectors and solar cells. Quantum wells are widely studied in III-V (arsenide phosphide) materials and they are used in most III-Nitride devices. They span the spectrum from ultraviolet to the mid and far infrared operation of QWIPs and quantum cascade lasers. III-Nitride quantum well devices are on track to be the dominant source of lighting and thus are of particular interest for detailed in-depth studies. Given an understanding of strain effects, which are generally a disadvantage in the polar nitride light emitters, it may be worthwhile to see if these polarisation effects can be put to use in other devices and material systems
We invite investigators to submit papers that discuss the physical properties and fabrication of quantum wells/ super-lattices and the development of any types of quantum well-based devices. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Quantum well/super-lattice stabilization of materials with miscibility gaps
- Tunneling and strain interactions
- Effects of strain on quantum well interfaces
- Interface characterization and control
- Strain balancing in super-lattices, monitoring controlling, relaxation mechanisms
- Growth of monolithic structures with lower dimensionality such as quantum wires and dots
- Surfactant effects on quantum well structures
- Comparison of similar quantum well structures grown by different technologies, i.e., MBE vs MOVPE
Dr. Peter Colter
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.
- Quantum well
- Quantum wire
- Short-period super-lattice
- MOCVD interface
- Strain balance