Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanocrystals for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications


Publishing date
15 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Sep 2011

Lead Editor

1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA

2University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

3Jr., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390, USA

4Division of Chemistry, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

5Cree Santa Barbara Technology Center, Goleta, CA 93117, USA


Nanocrystals for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Description

Electronic and optoelectronic devices, from computers and smart cell phones to solar cells, have become part of our life. Currently, devices with featured circuits of 45 nm in size can be fabricated for commercial use. However, further development based on traditional semiconductor is hindered by the increasing thermal issues and the manufacturing cost. During the last decade, nanocrystals have been widely adopted in various electronic and optoelectronics applications. They provide alternative options in terms of easy processing, low cost, better flexibility, and superior electronic/optoelectronic properties. By taking advantage of the solution-processing technique, self-assembly, and surface engineering, nanocrystals could serve as new building blocks for low-cost manufacturing of flexible and large-area devices. Tunable electronic structure combined with small exciton binding energy, high luminescence efficiency, and low thermal conductivity makes nanocrystals extremely attractive for FET, memory device, solar cell, solid-state lighting and display, photodetector, and lasing applications. Efforts to harness the nanocrystal quantum tunability have led to the successful demonstration of many prototype devices, raising the public awareness to the wide range of solutions that nanotechnology can provide for an efficient energy economy.

This special issue of the Journal of Nanomaterials aims to provide the readers with the latest achievements of nanocrystals in electronic and optoelectronic applications, including the synthesis and engineering of nanocrystals towards the applications, the corresponding device fabrication, and characterization as well as computer modeling. Fundamental studies correlating the optical and electronic properties of the materials to the applications are also highly anticipated. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of nanocrystals, fundamental study of optical (absorption, emission, etc.) and electronic (charge mobility, etc.) properties, and performance enhancement by surface functionalization
  • Computer modeling and theoretical analysis of nanocrystal properties and applications related to electronics & optoelectronics
  • Processing and assembly of nanocrystals for electronic and optoelectronic applications, fabrication, and characterization of the corresponding devices

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 392742
  • - Editorial

Nanocrystals for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Ting Zhu | Sylvain G. Cloutier | ... | Fan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 629157
  • - Research Article

Developing Quantum Dot Phosphor-Based Light-Emitting Diodes for Aviation Lighting Applications

Fengbing Wu | Dawei Zhang | ... | Jian Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 532625
  • - Research Article

Temperature Dependence of Electrical Characteristics of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors: A Quantum Simulation Study

Ali Naderi | S. Mohammad Noorbakhsh | Hossein Elahipanah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 279245
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of SnO2-ZnO Core-Shell Nanowires and Their Optoelectronic Properties

Ko-Ying Pan | Yu-Hung Lin | ... | Han C. Shih
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 719169
  • - Research Article

Employing Photoassisted Ligand Exchange Technique in Layered Quantum Dot LEDs

Wenjia Hu | Shuai Gao | ... | Jian Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 393160
  • - Research Article

Facile Synthesis of Colloidal CuO Nanocrystals for Light-Harvesting Applications

Yee-Fun Lim | Joshua J. Choi | Tobias Hanrath
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 103607
  • - Research Article

Gold Nanoparticle Sensor for the Visual Detection of Pork Adulteration in Meatball Formulation

M. E. Ali | U. Hashim | ... | Kh. N. Islam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 251276
  • - Research Article

Fluorescent Properties of ZnO Nanostructures Fabricated by Hydrothermal Method

Zhiwei Dong | Bing Han | ... | Deying Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 950793
  • - Research Article

Study of Structural and Optical Properties of Zinc Oxide Rods Grown on Glasses by Chemical Spray Pyrolysis

Erdal Sonmez | Serdar Aydin | ... | Mehmet Ertugrul
Journal of Nanomaterials
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