Semiconductor physics represents one of the most dynamic areas of materials science and solid-state physics. Plasma, thermal, elastic, and acoustic phenomena in semiconductor micro- and nanostructures and devices are an important challenge for modern semiconductor physics and technologies.
This special topic aims to indicate contemporary directions and perspectives in the research of new semiconductor materials, structures, and devices, as well as the development of characterization methods (carrierography, thermography, photothermal deflection, photothermal radiometry, etc.) based on plasma, thermal, elastic, and acoustic effects.
This research finds application in various fields, including microelectronics, optoelectronics, solar cells, medical instrumentation, quantum computing, and others.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Optically excited plasma, thermal, and elastic waves in semiconductors
- Plasmaelastic and thermoelastic effects in semiconductor structures
- Plasma, thermal, elastic, and acoustic effects in semiconductor structures and devices (including 2D materials, graphene and graphine, semiconductor photonic crystals, nanomaterials, quantum dots, and others)
- Methods of semiconductor investigation
- Thin films, heterostructures, and nanoscale spectroscopy of semiconductors
- Ultrafast laser ultrasonics imaging of semiconductors
- Phononic crystals, metamaterials, and phenomena
- Topological phenomena
- Electron-phonon interactions, plasmon-phonon interactions, phonon-plaritons, coherent phonons, and phonons in quantum structures
- Thermal and plasma waves in organic semiconductors
Jacek Zakrzewski, N. Copernicus University, Poland
Michal Pawlak, N. Copernicus University, Poland
Osamu Matsuda, Hokkaido University, Japan
Dragan Todorovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jun Yan Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Andreas Mandelis, Associate Editor
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in 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. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system (PXP) of Journal of Applied Physics. Please select the Special Topic “Semiconductor Physics: Plasma, Thermal, Elastic, and Acoustic Phenomena” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.