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Semiconducting Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

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Nanotechnology involves the ability to see and to manipulate individual atoms and molecules but at the nanoscale level. This translates in a variety of associated research and applications, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly. The development of semiconducting functional nanostructured materials is of particular interest due to the vast and versatile applications into energy production, conversion, and storage. Important factors needing to be considered and optimized during this development include excellent light absorption and surface structure for chemical reactions, as well as controlling particle sizes, surface faceting, crystallographic quality and the doping of complex oxide semiconductors.

The goal of this Research Topic is the development and characterization of semiconducting nanomaterials for applications in energy conversion, storage, and production. Through the optimization of properties and novel fabrication methods, it is hoped that innovative new materials can be developed and used in technologies such as solar cells and electrocatalysts.

Areas to be covered in this Research Topic could include but are not limited to:
• Development of semiconducting nanomaterials
• Study of semiconducting nanostructure surfaces and interfaces
• Doping of complex oxide semiconducting materials
• Applications to electrocatalysis
• Applications to solar cells


Keywords: Semiconductor, Doping, Nanomaterials, Electrocatalysis, Solar cells


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Nanotechnology involves the ability to see and to manipulate individual atoms and molecules but at the nanoscale level. This translates in a variety of associated research and applications, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly. The development of semiconducting functional nanostructured materials is of particular interest due to the vast and versatile applications into energy production, conversion, and storage. Important factors needing to be considered and optimized during this development include excellent light absorption and surface structure for chemical reactions, as well as controlling particle sizes, surface faceting, crystallographic quality and the doping of complex oxide semiconductors.

The goal of this Research Topic is the development and characterization of semiconducting nanomaterials for applications in energy conversion, storage, and production. Through the optimization of properties and novel fabrication methods, it is hoped that innovative new materials can be developed and used in technologies such as solar cells and electrocatalysts.

Areas to be covered in this Research Topic could include but are not limited to:
• Development of semiconducting nanomaterials
• Study of semiconducting nanostructure surfaces and interfaces
• Doping of complex oxide semiconducting materials
• Applications to electrocatalysis
• Applications to solar cells


Keywords: Semiconductor, Doping, Nanomaterials, Electrocatalysis, Solar cells


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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14 June 2020 Abstract
12 October 2020 Manuscript

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Submission Deadlines

14 June 2020 Abstract
12 October 2020 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

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