Special Issue "Nano Fabrications of Solid-State Sensors and Sensor Systems"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2020.
Interests: infrared, mid-IR semiconductor sources and detectors; THz semiconductor source and detectors; RF and mm-wave security scanners & medical devices
Research into terahertz (THz) radiation, with frequencies between 0.3 THz and 3 THz, has flourished in the last decade. Broadband THz transceivers, e.g. for future 5G systems, intra-chip communications, etc., are being researched, while THz imaging is finding applications in areas such as security, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automotive, materials science and non-destructive testing. However, most of these applications have been demonstrated inside the laboratory environment, because the nano-fabrication of most of these solid-state sensors and sensor systems are in their infancy. In most cases, nanofabrication techniques are required to develop/demonstrate solid-state sensors and sensor systems suitable to integrate in our handheld devices. There is a unique need for researchers to display the nano-fabrication technologies of these sensors and systems to make rapid progress in this area in order to build future sensor systems.
We invite investigators to submit original research articles, letters, as well as review articles and perspective views, on the nano-fabrication of solid-sate sensors and sensor systems of an electronic and photonic nature covering research in broad electromagnetic wave bands. The present Special Issue of Nanomaterials focuses on the demonstration of new insights, as well as the potential and challenges for the realization of various efficient solid-state sensors and sensor systems. We are looking for research focused on the nano-fabrication of these sensors and sensor systems. Potential topics include but are not limited to quantum dot sensors, quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), THz radiation sensors like micro bolometers, self-switching diodes (SSD), micro light emitting diodes (MLEDs), resonant tunneling diodes (RTD), planar Gunn diodes (PGD), avalanche photo diodes (APD), nanowire sensor and emitters. All novel nano-fabrication research on solid-state sensors is welcome.
Dr. Ata H Khalid
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- Avalanche diodes;
- josephson junctions;
- planar and vertical Gunn diodes;
- Resonant Tunnelling Diode;
- GaAs, InP, GaN, InGaAs, InN, Compound Semiconductors;
- Si, Ge, SiGe, Graphene, solid-state Nano diode;
- Self-switching diodes;
- SSD, QCL, MEMS;
- Tactile skin sensors;
- pressure sensors;
- nanowire sensors;
- quantum dot sensors;
- silver nanowire sensors;
- Nano fabrication;
- micro fabrication;
- solid-state mm-wave sensors;
- solid-state Terahertz sensors;
- solid-state acoustic sensors;
- solid-state ultrasonic sensors