Special Issue "ALD Technique for Functional Coatings of Nanostructured Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: Magnetic properties of amorphous, nano-crystalline and nanostructured materials; Heusler alloys; synthesis of nanoporous materials by electrochemical etching; magnetic nanowires and nanotubes; magneto-transport -and-electric effects; magnetocaloric and thermoelectric effects; magneto-optical sensing and biosensing; surface coatings for healthcare and nanobiomedical applications; microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems; photo-catalysis; energy recovery, conversion and storage; supercapacitors; energy harvesting and wastewater
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Interests: Nanoporous materials; electrochemical anodization and deposition techniques; self-assembly and self-ordered nanostructured materials; atomic layer deposition; magnetic nanowires and nanotubes; supercapacitors and energy storage devices; magneto-optical sensing and biosensing; electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis.
Interests: Thermoelectric materials and devices. Thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications. Micro-thermoelectric coolers for thermal management of photonic integrated circuits and biosensing. Nanomagnetism and magnetic characterization of self-ordered nanowires and nanotubes arrays. Magnetic and electrical transport properties of single nanostructures. Design of mixed fabrication processes combining electrochemistry, photolithography and atomic layer deposition techniques
The conformability and thickness control of thin layers achieved using the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique have driven the development of new material structures as well as novel devices that are more efficient in many research fields such as magnetism, photonics or biochemistry, among others. The research is still focusing on the development of novel materials and their growth mechanisms, and designing new precursors and deposition approaches. Moreover, the implementation of such techniques in combination with existing technologies will give rise to new downsized devices with better performance. In addition, the ALD process is required in many research areas such as the surface protection of nanostructures, allowing their manipulation and characterization to advance in fundamental research and quantum phenomena investigations.
This Special Issue is focused on, but not confined to, three main research levels involving the ALD technique.
- The development of new precursors and deposition approaches to increase the state of the art of ALD materials.
- Implementation of ALD in combination with other fabrication routes to yield new nanostructured materials.
- Fabrication of advance devices using the ALD technique to improve their performance.
Prof. Victor M. Prida
Dr. Víctor Vega Martínez
Dr. Javier García Fernández
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- Atomic layer deposition；
- Functional coatings (biocompatible, hydrophilic or hydrophobic materials, photocatalytic, optical, photoluminiscent, corrosion-resistant, etc.)；
- Surface layer modification；
- Energy storage supercapacitors