Special Issue "Oxide Semiconductor Thin-Film Transistor"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: oxide transistors; flexible electronics; nanogenerators; oxide nanostructures; oxide thin films; nanolithography
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When thinking about large-area electronics breakthroughs over the last decade, it is impossible not to include “oxide TFTs” in the list. The big boom of oxide TFT research started in the new millennium, with low-temperature and high-performance oxide semiconductor thin films, where multicomponent materials such as indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO) emerged as a unanimous winner. Now, after only about 10 years, display industry giants, such as LG, Sharp and Samsung, are producing 100,000s of sheets per month of oxide TFT backplanes in Gen 5–8 plants.
Despite of all this commercial success, research on oxide TFTs is far from over, embracing materials, fabrication processes, devices and circuit integration. Within this context, this Special Issue welcomes submissions in the list of topics below:
- Materials and fabrication processes – novel n- and p-type oxide semiconductors, as thin films or 1D, 2D nanostructures; hybrid organic/inorganic materials for oxide TFTs; transparent conductive materials for TFT electrodes (oxides, metallic nanostructures); advances in vacuum-based and solution processing techniques for fabrication of oxide transistor materials.
- TFTs: structures and physics – advances in device structures (e.g., conventional thin film and nanostructure networks as oxide semiconductors, self-alignment, hybrid organic/inorganic); device reliability, stability, modeling and simulation; device passivation; advances in mechanical robustness of oxide TFTs.
- Circuits and systems – displays and going beyond displays; analog and digital circuits; bio-medical and chemical applications, RF-ID, etc.
Prof. Dr. Pedro Barquinha
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- oxide TFTs
- oxide electronics
- hybrid materials/devices
- flexible electronics
- oxide nanostructures