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Impurities and Defects in Semiconductors

Call for Papers

Systematic introduction of impurities and defects in crystalline semiconductors is practiced to upgrade their key physical and chemical properties. The goal is to add new dimensions and functionalities to the existing semiconductor devices for advance electronic, optoelectronic, spintronics, thermoelectric applications and so on. Engineering of such highly efficient devices needs an in-depth understanding of the defects induced modifications in the physical properties of the host material. Therefore researches are executed via substantially advanced experimental techniques as well as reliable computational approaches and mathematical models to understand the property-structure relationship.

We provide a valued forum for researchers to share their recent and novel findings based on fundamentals of impurities and defects in semiconductors in this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Physics of defects and impurities in the following
  • Defect studies in Group III-V, II-VI, IV semiconductors
  • Oxide semiconductors such as: optical properties related to defects and Oxygen vacancies
  • Organic semiconductors
  • 1D semiconductor nano/microstructures defects
  • Technologically functional defects
  • Defect-induced electrical, magnetic, thermal, and optical properties
  • New theory, computational methods, and experimental methods for characterization and understanding of defects

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 13 April 2018
Publication DateAugust 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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