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Special Issue "Applications of Magnetization and Polarization for Molecules and Materials"
A special issue of Magnetochemistry (ISSN 2312-7481).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Magneto-related effects in chemistry is a field in rapid growth and expansion, involving both fundamental and applicative aspects. This Special Issue focuses in particular, but not exclusively, on magnetic field effects combined with electric field effects, with particular emphasis on electrochemical-based systems. The effect of magnetic fields on the potential and current quantities characteristic of an electrochemical cell are typical observables worth measuring, as are the entangled effects of chiral systems (chiral surfaces) and the observation of spin-related effects. The relationship, also based on purely theoretical considerations, between spin and magnetic effects and a material’s electronic structure at the molecular level is also of great interest. Original papers as well as reviews on these subjects are welcome.
Prof. Claudio Fontanesi
Dr. Francesco Tassinari
Prof. Massimo Innocenti
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. Magnetochemistry is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.
- Magnetless spin effects
- Solid state magnetoelectrochemistry
- Hall effect measurements in electrochemical systems
- Magnetic/electric field and charge transmission
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Nano-structured Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors for efficient spintronics at room temperature
Abstract: Silicon industry requires novel materials to cope with ever-increase information density [1-2]. Spin-based electronics pose as strong alternative due to advantages originating from quantum mechanical properties . However, major limitation for semiconductor spintronic devices is to develop suitable materials that will effectively allow spin-polarized carriers to be injected, transported, and manipulated . In this way, dilute magnetic semiconductor (DMS) with non-significant doping with transition metal ions to induce ferromagnetism . Recent developments in academia and industries showed that DMS holds superior control over charge and the spin degrees of freedom [6-8]. Instead of much effort, although significant efforts have been carried out to achieve DMS with ferromagnetic properties above room temperature for the commercial applications and however, still much improvement is needed as most of the materials are not suitable for practical applications as their Curie temperatures are quite low.
However, some theoretical prediction shows that room temperature ferromagnetism is possible in DMS as evident from Co, Mn, Ni, Cr etc. doped ZnO, SnO2 and TiO2 semiconducting oxides . This review highlights the doping effects of transition metal ions on the structure, transport, defects and diluted magnetic properties of various host oxides semiconductors. We will be summarizing a few possible origins of the magnetic properties that could explain magnetism in DMS materials whether due to spin interaction or defects.
Keywords: Information density; Dilute magnetic semiconductor; Magnetism; Curie temperature.