Phase change exists widely in versatile materials, such as metals, ceramics, organics, and emerging 2D materials. Applications of the phase-change materials include heat storage, memories, photonics, neuromorphic calculation, actuators, etc. Phase engineering of these materials is also a hot topic, particularly in micro and nanoscale. This Special Topic will provide a valuable and timely forum for sharing recent advances in the syntheses, fundamentals, characterizations, and applications of phase-change materials. In addition to original research articles, it will contain invited tutorials and perspectives that may lead to new physical insights and technical advances for future research.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Material synthesis and characterization
- Fundamental physics of phase-change materials
- Device physics based on phase-change materials
- Metal-insulator transition
- Heat storage
- Calculations and simulations
- Phase-change memory
- Neuromorphic calculation
- Sensors and actuators
- Photonics application
- Phase engineering
Kai Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Zhiting Tian, Cornell University, USA
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication as Articles in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of contemporary applied physics: material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
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