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Design, Synthesis, and Applications of Optoelectronic Functional Materials

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 131

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Materials Science Division, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: optoelectronic materials; materials modeling; first-principles calculations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid development of novel optoelectronic materials has enabled many technological advances in applications, including photovoltaic, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors, lasing, and other photonics. Recently, exciting progress has been made in the field ranging from the understanding of fundamental materials properties, the synthesis of novel materials morphologies and dimensionalities, and the optimization of the devices. With these, researchers have been able to better design and synthesize functional materials for higher efficiency, sustainability, and low cost.

Despite these successes, many challenges are still to be addressed. First, the design strategy of materials is a multi-faceted problem that should take into account not only the energy conversion process, but also material stability, sustainability, and synthesizability. Second, there exists a gap between computational design and experimental synthesis, where the predicted target material is either not synthesizable or the synthesis route is unclear. Third, in novel material structures (including quantum dots, 2D materials, nanowire, nanoplatelet, and superlattices), the physical and chemical processes like photo absorption/emission, carrier transport, defects, and phase formation behave differently from their bulk counterparts, and need to be investigated further.

This Special Issue aims to explore the design and synthesis of optoelectronic materials and their applications in devices, with, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Photovoltaic, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors, lasers;
  • Materials modeling and data-driven materials design;
  • Optoelectronic materials synthesis;
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials;
  • Low-dimensional materials and superlattices.

Dr. Ruoxi Yang
Guest Editor

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  • materials design
  • synthesis
  • optoelectronic materials
  • photovoltaic
  • light-emitting diodes
  • photodetector

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