Special Issue "Conducting Polymers, Semiconductor Heterostructures and Two-Dimensional (2D) Materials for Electronics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: gas transport phenomena in polymer membranes; applications of infrared, Raman, and resonance Raman spectroscopy in conducting polymers; novel conjugated monomer, oligomer, and polymer systems exhibiting optical effects on contact with toxic gases for application in gas sensors and photovoltaics
Interests: spectroelectrochemical methods; conjugated polymers; optoelectronics; sensors; photovoltaics; energetic materials
Polymer and hybrid semiconductor materials have found wide application in frontier electronic technologies, due to their unique and readily tailored sets of properties. These properties are as numerous as they are varied: the ability to convert radiant energy into electricity and its converse—the ability to emit light when current is passed through the material; the ability to reversibly change conductivity or color upon exposure to a particular molecule; the ability to reversibly change properties in the presence of an external electric field.
Currently, research interest appears to be undergoing a transition from materials consisting solely of a single phase towards the investigation of more complex systems—nanocomposites and other heterostructures, particularly involving 2D structures such as graphene. The new ideas and designs resulting from this transition bring with them extraordinary opportunities for developing novel, high-performing, and robust materials for organic electronics which can be tailored to an extent even greater than we have become used to with conducting polymers.
We consider the research field of polymer/hybrid semiconductors as both highly challenging and exciting, whether it is in terms of the basic and applied knowledge being discovered every day or in terms of the potential benefits to mankind—particularly now, when the issue of sustainability has attracted unprecedented attention. Consequently, we have proposed this interdisciplinary field as the subject of an MDPI Materials Special Issue covering recent progress in the design and study of the aforementioned materials, and are honored to be able to invite your relevant contributions to it, whether they be in the form of review articles, progress updates, mini reviews, or original research papers.
Prof. Agnieszka Stolarczyk
Dr. Tomasz Jarosz
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- conducting polymers
- organic semiconductors
- organic electronics
- 2D materials
- light-emitting diodes
- photovoltaic cells