Special Issue "Recent Advances in Functional Semiconductor Nanostructures: From Properties to Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "2D and Carbon Nanomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 140

Special Issue Editors

CNR Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: epitaxial growth and self-assembly; optical properties of semiconductor nano-/heterostructures; nanowires; nanodevices for photonics; nano-optoelectronics; photovoltaics and quantum science and technology
Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi
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Guest Editor
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Interests: epitaxy; growth modeling; heterointerfaces; quantum dots; quantum optics; entangled photons and photonic qubits

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decades, rapid technological progress has enabled the realization of semiconductor structures down to the nanometer scale with great precision, by using highly sophisticated nanoepitaxial growth techniques and nanofabrication. Today, low-dimensional heterostructures continue to receive remarkable attention due to their unique properties. These systems are considered ideal building blocks for the fabrication of efficient devices exhibiting novel functionalities. As such, they are pivotal to several emerging technologies and advanced applications in areas as diverse as photonics, nanoelectronics, sensing, photovoltaics, and quantum science.

This Special Issue aims to collect recent advances on the comprehension of the fundamental properties, the diverse methods for the synthesis/fabrication, and the physical–chemical characterization of such emerging nanostructures, along with novel applications. It focuses on the different semiconductor nanostructures, including zero-dimensional (quantum dots) and one-dimensional (nanowires) nanostructures, as well as two-dimensional layered materials and related van der Waals heterostructures.

Dr. Paola Prete
Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi
Guest Editors

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  • semiconductor-based zero-dimensional nanostructures (quantum dots)
  • nanowire heterostructures, core-shell and multi-shell nanowires
  • quantum dots in nanowire structures
  • graphene and graphene-like materials
  • two-dimensional layered materials and related heterostructures
  • semiconductor- and carbon-based nanotubes
  • Van der Waals epitaxy
  • nanoepitaxy
  • MOVPE/MBE epitaxial growth and self-assembly
  • nanodevices for photonics, nanoelectronics, sensing, and photovoltaics
  • semiconductor nanostructures for quantum science and technology

Published Papers

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