Special Issue "Photoelectric Nanomaterials for Biochemical Sensing, Photon Detection, and Energy Conversion Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics Materials and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 313

Special Issue Editors

School of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
Interests: micro- and nano-optics; optoelectronic sensors and detectors; photoelectrochemical cells; visible light communication
Institute of Nanophotonics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Interests: plasmonics; photodetectors; biosensors; on-chip spectrometers; electro-optic modulation
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Dr. Xiaobo Hu
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Guest Editor
School of Communication & Electronic Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Interests: solar cells; defects; semiconductor optoelectronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photoelectric devices are generally regarded as the cornerstones of the opto-electronic information industry. In recent decades, although significant progress has been made in the development of photoelectric devices for a variety of applications, the understanding and optimization design of high-performance photoelectric devices still requires improvement in various specific applications. Recently, the emerging use of nanostructures/nanomaterials in newly developed nanotechnology has provided opportunities to significantly promote the performance of devices by enhancing the efficiencies of optical absorption, carrier separation and transfer. On the other hand, numerous kinds of new materials and device configurations, such as perovskite materials, organic–inorganic heterojunctions, nanophotonics, and semiconductor-electrolyte junction, have been developed. The combination of nanostructures/nanomaterials and new (or traditional) materials and device configurations will surely lead to a much improved performance of photoelectric devices. One significant reason for this is that nanostructures/nanomaterials enable significantly enhanced light harvesting in a very small region, where the transport distance for photogenerated carrier extraction is very small and the active sites for photogenerated carrier transfer are relatively dense.

This Special Issue covers the most recent advances in photoelectric nanomaterials for the biochemical sensing, photon detection, and energy conversion applications. This includes the nanomaterial synthesis, fundamental physics, device design, nanostructure fabrication, characterizations of photoelectric responses, and related specific applications, as well as advanced analytical methods and techniques in photoelectric devices.

Prof. Dr. Shaolong Wu
Prof. Dr. Long Wen
Dr. Xiaobo Hu
Guest Editors

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  • carrier transport
  • photoelectric sensing
  • photon detection
  • solar energy conversion
  • plasmonics
  • nanomaterial growth
  • Schottky junction
  • photoelectrochemical responses
  • solar cells

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