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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Optoelectronic Functional Nano-Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 1279

Special Issue Editors

I. Physikalisches Institut and Center for Materials Research, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 35392 Gießen, Germany
Interests: optoelectronic 2D materials; semiconductor light–matter coupling; quantum nanomaterials; optical metasurfaces; solid-state nanophotonics
National Engineering Laboratory of Special Display Technology, National Key Laboratory of Advanced Display Technology, Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Measuring Theory and Precision Instrument, Academy of Opto-Electronic Technology, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
Interests: THz semiconductor photonics; THz optics; semiconductor optoelectronic devices; functional nanomaterials; optical materials
Hebei Key Laboratory of Optic-Electronic Information and Materials and National-Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of New Energy Photoelectric Devices, College of Physics Science and Technology, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, China
Interests: photovoltaics; perovskite materials; semiconductor optoelectronic devices; functional nanomaterials; optical materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to bringing together professionals and academics performing advanced research on materials with outstanding optical and optoelectronic properties that have the potential to positively shape the information-processing and energy-demanding world of tomorrow. The main purpose is to collect innovative and original contributions targeting modern challenges in optoelectronics and photonics.

Nanomaterials research is highly multidisciplinary and strongly benefiting from international cooperation, and has successfully entered the stage of industrial application. For instance, quantum dots are being utilized as high-brightness high-color-purity luminescent nanostructures for display technologies, and as tailorable light-absorbing structures for highly sensitive photodetectors, and have even been acting as nonclassical light sources for quantum information systems. Similarly, the revisited class of 2D materials with controllable single-layer features that are now increasingly being explored promise a new age of optoelectronic nanodevices. Ultimately, the synthesis of quantum materials, some even with topologically protected properties, has evolved to the extent that mass producibility and device integration have become common topics.

In fact, certain materials (e.g., perovskites) have shown very interesting properties that render them attractive candidates for optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, light-emitting diodes, detectors and lasers, etc. Future on-chip optoelectronic circuitry for computing or possibly biomedical applications may also benefit greatly from recent advances in this overarching field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Optoelectronic materials;
  • Semiconductor nanomaterials;
  • Functional optical materials;
  • Photovoltaic materials;
  • Nonlinear optical materials;
  • Quantum materials;
  • Metamaterials;
  • Van-der-Waals materials;
  • Optical polymers;
  • Terahertz materials.

Dr. Arash Rahimi-Iman
Dr. Weien Lai
Dr. Weiguang Kong
Guest Editors

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Advances in Two-Dimensional Magnetic Semiconductors via Substitutional Doping of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Materials 2023, 16(10), 3701; - 12 May 2023
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Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are two-dimensional (2D) materials with remarkable electrical, optical, and chemical properties. One promising strategy to tailor the properties of TMDs is to create alloys through a dopant-induced modification. Dopants can introduce additional states within the bandgap of TMDs, leading [...] Read more.
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are two-dimensional (2D) materials with remarkable electrical, optical, and chemical properties. One promising strategy to tailor the properties of TMDs is to create alloys through a dopant-induced modification. Dopants can introduce additional states within the bandgap of TMDs, leading to changes in their optical, electronic, and magnetic properties. This paper overviews chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods to introduce dopants into TMD monolayers, and discusses the advantages, limitations, and their impacts on the structural, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of substitutionally doped TMDs. The dopants in TMDs modify the density and type of carriers in the material, thereby influencing the optical properties of the materials. The magnetic moment and circular dichroism in magnetic TMDs are also strongly affected by doping, which enhances the magnetic signal in the material. Finally, we highlight the different doping-induced magnetic properties of TMDs, including superexchange-induced ferromagnetism and valley Zeeman shift. Overall, this review paper provides a comprehensive summary of magnetic TMDs synthesized via CVD, which can guide future research on doped TMDs for various applications, such as spintronics, optoelectronics, and magnetic memory devices. Full article
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