Special Issue "Nanomaterials Based on IV-Group Semiconductors"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: the realization of a new class of nanostructured materials and the study of their innovative properties for applications in photonics; energy; biology and sensing
Interests: photonics; energy; thin film deposition; nanoclusters; visible emitteing sources; rare earths
The new composites and nanostructures of group IV materials provide a platform for advanced devices for nanoelectronics, photonics and sensors. This Special Issue will focus on aspects of nanotechnology associated with silicon and other group IV semiconductors. Different issues relevant to low-dimensional structures, such as nanowires, nanocrystals and nanopores or nanosheets, are potential topics. Both their fabrication, such as lithography, processing, physical approach, chemical etching, nanoparticle formation, and their application in devices, are subject of interest. In particular, group IV nanostructures implemented in photonic devices, such as detectors, light emitting sources, waveguides, optical modulators and photovoltaic cells, will be encouraged. Another point is the application of group IV nanostructures in the field of biological and chemical sensing and their impact on sensing performances. Moreover, defect characterization, engineering and the impact of crystal quality on the properties of electronic and photonic devices are topics for this issue.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in group IV nanostructures, from synthesis and characterization to devices for photonics, nanoelectronics and sensors applications.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Fabrication and characterization of IV-group nanostructures, nanodevices and nanosensors
- Nanowires, Nanorods and Nanoclusters and Nanosheets synthesis and characterization
- Carrier transport in nanodevices
- Optoelectronic materials and nanodevices using Si-based heterostructures and nanostructures;
- Defects characterization and engineering
- Integration of photonics with Si CMOS technology
- Strain band-gap engineering and carrier transport in CMOS
- Si-based waveguide technology and nanodevices
- Light emitting devices, detectors, waveguides, optical modulators
- Luminescence in IV group nanostructures-based materials
- Rare earth doping of Si nanostructures
- Photovoltaic cells
- Integrated waveguide sensing
- Nanomaterials for life science applications
- Nanoscale biosensors
Dr. Alessia Irrera
Dr. Maria Miritello
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