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Photo-Sensitive Materials and Devices for Nanophotonics, Optoelectronics and Photoelectrocatalysis

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Materials like transition metal chalcogenides and dichalcogenide, graphene, semiconducting polymers like polyaniline, polypyrrole, etc. have attracted considerable attention thanks to their unique optical and electrical properties. Optoelectronic devices based on these materials have shown excellent photoresponsivity over a broad spectral range from short UV to infra-red. Photovoltaic devices based on these materials have shown moderately high Incident photon-to-electron conversion efficiency owing to strong light-matter interaction. Flexible and portable devices are also available owing to the high mechanical strength of these materials. Owing to the high surface to volume ratio, these materials are potential candidates for photoelectrocatalysis in water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction.  


Until now huge research has been carried out to improve the photoresponsivity of optoelectronic devices. Currently, research is going on to produce high-performance devices with a high on/off current ratio, photoresponsivity, and specific detectivity. The device with high quantum efficiency is of prime interest. For this, substitutional doping, hetero and homo-junction formation, hybridization of materials, microphotonic and nanophotonic engineering, etc. can be effective routes. 


This Research Topic covers experimental research work on synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic devices and the subject of interests are the following, but not limited to: 

* Graphene-based electronic and optoelectronic devices

* Organic-inorganic heterostructure devices

* Electrical and optical properties semiconducting polymers

* Nanostructures of semiconducting polymers

* Microphotonic and Nanophotonic Materials and Devices

* Microcavity Mediated Light Emissions 

* Hybrid Photodetection Materials  

* Optical Sources and Waveguides

* Plasmonic and Dielectric Composites

* Flexible 1D Nanomaterials

* Optical Interconnections with Functional Fibers 



Keywords: Optics, Photonics, Plasmonics, Opto-electronics, Heterostructures, Semiconducting polymers, Nanomaterials, Graphene, Photoconducting and photovoltaic devices, Electrical properties, Optical properties, Flexible electronics


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.

Materials like transition metal chalcogenides and dichalcogenide, graphene, semiconducting polymers like polyaniline, polypyrrole, etc. have attracted considerable attention thanks to their unique optical and electrical properties. Optoelectronic devices based on these materials have shown excellent photoresponsivity over a broad spectral range from short UV to infra-red. Photovoltaic devices based on these materials have shown moderately high Incident photon-to-electron conversion efficiency owing to strong light-matter interaction. Flexible and portable devices are also available owing to the high mechanical strength of these materials. Owing to the high surface to volume ratio, these materials are potential candidates for photoelectrocatalysis in water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction.  


Until now huge research has been carried out to improve the photoresponsivity of optoelectronic devices. Currently, research is going on to produce high-performance devices with a high on/off current ratio, photoresponsivity, and specific detectivity. The device with high quantum efficiency is of prime interest. For this, substitutional doping, hetero and homo-junction formation, hybridization of materials, microphotonic and nanophotonic engineering, etc. can be effective routes. 


This Research Topic covers experimental research work on synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic devices and the subject of interests are the following, but not limited to: 

* Graphene-based electronic and optoelectronic devices

* Organic-inorganic heterostructure devices

* Electrical and optical properties semiconducting polymers

* Nanostructures of semiconducting polymers

* Microphotonic and Nanophotonic Materials and Devices

* Microcavity Mediated Light Emissions 

* Hybrid Photodetection Materials  

* Optical Sources and Waveguides

* Plasmonic and Dielectric Composites

* Flexible 1D Nanomaterials

* Optical Interconnections with Functional Fibers 



Keywords: Optics, Photonics, Plasmonics, Opto-electronics, Heterostructures, Semiconducting polymers, Nanomaterials, Graphene, Photoconducting and photovoltaic devices, Electrical properties, Optical properties, Flexible electronics


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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08 June 2021 Abstract
06 October 2021 Manuscript

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06 October 2021 Manuscript

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