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Nanostructured Materials for Microelectronic Applications

Call for Papers

The scientific community grows thousands of nanomaterials, many of which are of possible interest for commercial applications. The physics of nanostructured materials such as atomic clusters, layered films, and bulk nanostructured materials are often very different from the macroscale properties of the same substance, a fact which is driving interest in these materials in the field of materials science and engineering.

Nanostructured materials are a new class of materials, having dimensions in the 1~100 nm range, which provide one of the greatest potentials for improving performance and extended capabilities of products in a number of industrial sectors. Nanostructures can be divided into zero-dimensional (0D when they are quantum dot or nanoparticle structures), one-dimensional (1D when they are elongated), and two-dimensional (2D when they are planar) nanostructures based on their shapes. The recent emphasis in the nanomaterials research has been on 1D nanostructures perhaps due to the intriguing possibility of using them in a majority of short-term future applications. The most successful examples are seen in the microelectronics, where “smaller” has always meant a greater performance ever since the invention of transistors: for example, higher density of integration, faster response, lower cost, and less power consumption

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the advanced materials science and engineering of nanomaterials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Optoelectronic properties and performance of nanomaterials
  • Structure, characterization, and modeling of domain interfaces in nanostructured materials
  • Computational science of transport phenomena in nanomaterials: methods and applications
  • Package characterization and reliability analysis in nanostructured microelectronic devices

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines which are located at http:/// Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 20 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 14 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 9 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Shoou-Jinn Chang, Institute of Microelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Guest Editors

  • Teen-Hang Meen, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
  • Stephen D. Prior, Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University of Southampton, UK
  • Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, College of Physics and Information Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
  • Liang-Wen Ji, Institute of Electro-Optical and Materials Science, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan