Special Issue "Synthesis and Characterization of Thin Films for Optoelectronic Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Thin Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Zdeněk Remeš
Guest Editor
Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: thin films; nanoparticles; nanostructures; plasma treatment; optical spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plasma treatment of the nanostructured surface of thin films has increasingly attracted the attention of scientists and technologists due to the high surface-to-volume ratio and related size effects. The surface and size effects impose challenges for energy conversion or sensing applications, i.e., in solar cells, optoelectronic devices, gas sensors, or electrochemical energy storage. The plasma modification of surfaces by plasma processing provides further adjustment of properties for applications, for example, in bio-sensing. The hybrid metal/semiconductor or hybrid inorganic/organic nanoparticles, including core-shell, Janus, dumbbells, and others, offer new multi-functionality due to the synergy between the involved components.

In this Special Issue, modern trends of plasma-assisted surface treatment, including the processing fundamentals and optimization of final product properties, are highlighted and discussed.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Zdeněk Remeš
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Thin films
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanostructures
  • Plasma treatment
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Energy conversion
  • Sensing applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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