Special Issue "Physicochemical Properties of Organic and Hybrid Semiconductor Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Yasuo Nakayama
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Guest Editor
Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: organic semiconductor; electronic structure; photoelectron spectroscopy; surface science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Whereas semiconductor electronics in the 20th century were almost invariably functionalized by inorganic materials such as silicon, organic and organic–inorganic–hybrid semiconductor materials have been brought to the front stage of electronics technologies through rapid-paced development in the recent couple of decades; wide-spread commercialization of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) as full-color display devices is one representation of their success, and recent enthusiastic interest in organic–inorganic–hybrid “perovskites” for opto-electronic applications is another prominent example. Despite such remarkable progress in the application side, however, there are still plenty of questions unsolved about fundamental physics and chemistry behind the working devices.

In this Special Issue, we are calling for original and review papers regarding “Physicochemical Properties of Organic and Hybrid Semiconductor Materials” in a broad sense. Not only literally organic semiconductors (including polymeric semiconductors) but also “hybrid” materials in any sense, such as organic–inorganic, metal–organic, bio-inspired, and so on, are within the scope of this Special Issue as long as these exhibit (or are expected to exhibit) semiconductor characteristics. Any fundamental properties of these materials lying behind fabrication and operation processes of the electronic devices, e.g., crystallization, epitaxial growth, electronic (band) structures, and charge carrier transport mechanisms, are covered in the range of the topics. We are looking for contributions on theoretical approaches to these topics as well as experimental works.

Prof. Yasuo Nakayama
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • organic (opto-)electronics
  • emerging materials for flexible devices
  • bioelectronics
  • superconductivity
  • charge carrier transport
  • electronic (band) structures
  • quasi-particle properties (polaron/exciton/phonon/vibron)
  • doping/charge transfer
  • crystal growth/epitaxy
  • state-of-the-art methodologies for materials properties

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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