Special Issue "Synthesis, Fabrication, and Device Applications of Nanocrystals"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ryan W. Crisp
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg Cauerstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: Photovoltaics; Quantum Dots; Time-resolved Spectroscopy; Solar Fuels; Inorganic Synthesis; Device Physics; Charge Transport

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Even though renewable energy technology is rapidly progressing and could provide much of our electricity, using renewable energy sources in an extensive manner remains challenging. Efforts to maximize efficiency of devices have increasingly utilized nanoscale control over material properties. The field of nanoscience, especially for energy applications, is multidisciplinary. As such, making progress in improving device characteristics requires tackling physics, chemistry, and engineering problems. This interplay allows for a deeper understanding of the unique nanoscale properties that enable better utilization. Though the over-arching goal of this Special Issue is on devices, a holistic presentation of the most pertinent challenges from synthesis, film fabrication, and device characterization provides a complete story of the current endeavors in nanomaterial research. Therefore, this Special Issue calls for papers (reviews or original research) about work focused on controlling nanocrystal properties through synthetic methods and/or film fabrication procedures with the general aim of making and characterizing devices.

Dr. Ryan W. Crisp
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Colloidal Quantum Dots
  • Nanoparticles
  • Hot Injection
  • Heat-up Synthesis
  • Solution Processing
  • Roll-to-Roll Processing
  • Multiple Exciton Generation (MEG)
  • Solar Cells
  • Photodetectors
  • Field-effect Transistors (FET)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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