Special Issue "Nano-Engineering of Functional Oxides: Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Adrian Carretero Genevrier
Guest Editor
Institut d'Électronique et des Systèmes (IES), UMR 5214, CNRS‐UM2., Batiment 5, 860 Rue Saint Priest, 34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: functional oxides nanostructures; piezoelectricity; ferroelectricity; devices; thin films; nano-engineering
Dr. César Magén
Guest Editor
Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (INA), Universidad de Zaragoza, Mariano Esquillor, Edificio I+D, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: functional oxides; magnetism; nano-engineering; nanocharacterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue, “Nano-Engineering of Functional Oxides: Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications”, will address developments in the smart design and advanced characterization of functional nanoscale oxide materials and devices for nano-electronics, data storage, energy conversion/storage, sensors, transducers and actuators, among other applications. Oxide nanostructures have been demonstrated to be useful functional components for a variety of nanoscale devices. There are hundreds of possible combinations of metal oxides structures, leading to tremendous solid-state chemistry diversity, which can promote unexpected and fascinating enhanced physical properties, such as magnetism, ferroelectricity, multiferroicity, superconductivity, ionic conductivity, etc. These nanoscale functional oxides have unique chemical and physical properties that, in a way, diversify the functionalities of silicon technology, for example, in the field of microelectronics. Great progress has been made in recent years on the strong impact of interfaces, topology, symmetry, dimensionality and quantum phenomena at the nanoscale, on the physical properties of nanoscale oxides and their possible applications. This Special Issue at the interface between nanocharacterization and top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication techniques will address a variety of skills, ranging from the synthesis of 1D, 2D and 3D functional oxides nanostructures to the design of sensors and harvesting energy devices, through advanced structural and physical characterizations at the nanoscale. Thus, articles and reviews dealing with chemical and physical thin film deposition, inorganic chemistry, magnetism, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics and multiferroics are welcome.

Dr. Adrian Carretero Genevrier
Dr. César Magén
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Functional oxides
  • Nanostructures
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Multiferroics
  • Devices
  • Thin films
  • Oxide nanowires
  • Nano-engineering

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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