Special Issue "Functional Oxide Based Thin-Film Materials (Volume II)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Dong-Sing Wuu
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, 145 Xingda Road, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
Tel. +886-4-22840500 (ext. 714); Fax: +886-4-22855046
Interests: functional thin-film coatings; plasma process; sputtering; chemical vapor deposition; pulsed laser deposition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Functional-oxide-based thin-film materials and nanostructures are extraordinary multifunctional crystals with a huge range of emerging application domains, such as sensors, displays, light emitters, photovoltaics, nanotechnology, spintronics, piezoelectric motors, biotechnology, capacitors, transparent electronics, and next-generation memories.

The functional oxide crystal has several favorable properties, including good transparency, high conductivity, wide bandgap, and strong luminescence. Thin-film oxide materials have been grown on various substrates using methods such as hydrothermal, sol–gel, chemical bath, sputtering, plasma CVD, MOCVD, PLD, HVPE, MBE, etc. A number of breakthroughs over the past few years have driven exponential energy into research activity in this field.

We invite investigators to submit papers which discuss the development of functional-oxide-based thin-film materials, including thin-film, nanostructured, and multilayered forms. Mixing oxide-based alloys with other materials could allow for the possible fabrication of advanced devices. Furthermore, the diluted magnetic crystals and combination with two-dimensional materials are welcomed.

The potential topics include but again are not limited to:

  • Growth of functional-oxide-based thin films or nanostructures, including the modeling of crystal growth or reaction mechanisms;
  • Property characterization (optic, electric, piezoelectric, ferromagnetic properties, etc.) and their relationships to external conditions, such as electric field, photo pumping, current injection, gas environment, stress, temperature, etc.;
  • Advances in device development based on finctional oxide materials using thin films or nanostructures;
  • Microstructure analysis and micro–macro correlation of the observed properties and their modeling.

Prof. Dr. Dong-Sing Wuu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Functional oxide-based compounds
  • Growth of oxide thin films or nanostructures
  • Oxide material characterization
  • Oxide-based device fabrication and applications

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Oxidation of Thin Titanium Films: Determination of the Chemical Composition of the Oxide and the Oxygen Diffusion Factor
Crystals 2020, 10(2), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10020117 - 14 Feb 2020
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The morphologies and local electronic structures of titanium coatings deposited on the surfaces of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite were determined. Chemical compositions of the oxides formed on the coating surfaces were established. A theoretical model was developed describing the changes in the TiO [...] Read more.
The morphologies and local electronic structures of titanium coatings deposited on the surfaces of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite were determined. Chemical compositions of the oxides formed on the coating surfaces were established. A theoretical model was developed describing the changes in the TiOx oxides (1.75 < x < 2) band gap depending on the duration and temperature of the titanium film annealing procedure in oxygen. The effective activation energy of oxygen diffusion in TiOx (1.75 < x < 2) was determined, and the pre-exponential factor of the diffusion coefficient was estimated. Full article
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