Interfacial Stresses and Strains: Effect on Electrical and Optical Properties
Access all papers from this issue
This topic is no longer accepting submissions.
Co-Guest Editors: Anthony T. Fiory
Publication Date: April 2019
Keywords: Thin films; surface modification and coatings; electronic materials; characterization
Scope: Interfacing materials with dielectrics, metals, semiconductors, or alloys have been demonstrated to cause major effects in their electronic, optical, and electrical properties. Interfaces introduce stresses and strains that lead to modified carrier mobility and modulate bandgap among other major changes. Considering that interfaces are ubiquitous in all engineered devices establishes the need for a focused issue that covers the effect of stresses, light emission, carrier confinement, and carrier mobility, modeling of bandgap modulations and characterization techniques.