Special Issue "Molecular Interfaces Based Nanotechnology"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assist. Prof. Muhammad Bashouti Website E-Mail
(1) Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, J. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshset Ben-Gurion 8499000, Israel.
(2) The IlSe-Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, 8410501, Israel
Interests: Molecular Interfaces, Hybrid devices, Nanowires, 2D materials, Charge transfer, Green Energy, Surface Functionalization & Characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular dimensions are obviously well beyond the resolution of standard or even state-of-the-art lithographic techniques. This fact means that, in order to fabricate true nanoscale molecular electronics circuits, the molecules themselves represent just one part of the game (1st cycle). Another aspect involves coming up with fabrication methodologies for nanoscale construction that do not rely on lithographic processing. The only obvious alternative is chemical assembly by chemical reaction at the nanoscale, and its use in electronic manufacture opens up a third set of issues, namely, which molecules and materials are consistent with both chemical assembly and electronic circuitry? How the energy can be transferred from the molecule to the nanomaterial (2 cycle)? Finally, it is necessary to interface whatever nanoscale architectures are fabricated with the outside world, indicating the need for some structure that can interface (or multiplex) large numbers of molecular electronics devices with small numbers of wires (3 cycle). This component of the molecular optoelectronic circuit represents serious and fundamental scientific challenges, to the extent that the collective task appears daunting indeed. As with any chemical problem, it is important to know what to make, and so we will first rationalize our approach to devices within the context of molecular surfaces.

Assist. Prof. Muhammad Bashouti
Guest Editor

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  • Molecular Interfaces
  • Surface functionalization
  • Hybrid devices
  • Si Nanowires
  • Charge transfer

Published Papers

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