Special Issue "Pulsed Laser Deposited Nanostructures"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: laser and plasma processing; nanostructures; surface treatments and interfaces; thin films; multilayers; coatings; chemical synthesis in materials science; colloids; photo-/colloidal lithography; vibrational spectroscopy; radiation and energetic particles characterization techniques; optical, electron, scanning probe microscopy
We are planning a Special Issue of the journal Nanomaterials that may be of interest to you. As Guest Editor, I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration and possible publication in this Special Issue, entitled “Pulsed Laser Deposited Nanostructures”.
In this Special Issue, the aim is to cover all relevant aspects of laser processing in thin film deposition, nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanocomposites. Accordingly, this Special Issue welcomes original research and review manuscripts on the challenges and trends covering fundamental and experimental research—from the development of new experimental concepts to the transfer, chemical transformation, high-resolution patterning of advanced nanomaterials to the design and fabrication of devices, applications in catalysis, ecology, and environmental protection.
Dr. Cǎtǎlin Constantinescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- laser processing
- thin films
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Polarization and Dielectric Properties of BiFeO3-BaTiO3 Superlattice-structured Ferroelectrics
Authors: Yuji Noguchi
Affiliation: The University of Tokyo
Abstract: We investigate the polarization and dielectric properties of superlattice structured epitaxial thin films composed of BaTiO3 and BiFeO3 on single-crystal SrTiO3 substrates prepared by pulsed laser deposition to establish ferroelectric thin-film design. By reducing the thickness of the superlattice film below twenty unit cells, the remanent polarization and dielectric constant are enhanced. We conclude that a structural coupling via the interface between the BaTiO3 and BiFeO3 layers became dominant and also that the entire film can be regarded as a single ferroelectric layer having a distinct feature below this critical thickness. We propose that the control of the superlattice structure composed of two different ferroelectric layers below the critical thickness is effective for enhancing polarization and dielectric properties in ferroelectric films.