Guidelines for Topical Area Selection

Topical areas do overlap in some cases. The authors should use their best judgment to select the topical area with the best fit to their abstract. The abstract submission website now allows a second, optional topical area to be selected.  The program committee may move abstracts to related topical areas if rearrangement produces better session flow or to accommodate schedule constraints. Researchers in computational physics are encouraged to submit their abstracts to a session that includes experimental work on their material system.

Electronic Materials Science and Technology

  • Quantum Materials
  • Nanofabrication and Processing
  • Point Defects, Doping and Extended Defects
  • Embedded Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Films
  • Metamaterials and Materials for THz, Plasmonics and Polaritons
  • Epitaxial Materials and Devices
  • Narrow Bandgap Materials and Devices
  • Contacts to Semiconductor Epilayers, Nanostructures and Organic Films
  • Materials Integration
  • Nano-Magnetic, Magnetic Memory and Spintronic Materials
  • Materials for Memory and Computation
  • Transparent Conductors

Energy Storage and Conversion Materials

  • Photovoltaics—Organic and Hybrid
  • Solar Cell Materials and Devices
  • Chalcopyrite and Related Semiconductors and Devices
  • Thermoelectrics and Thermal Transport
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Nanoscale Science and Technology

  • Materials Integration
  • Graphene, BN, MoS2 and Other 2D Materials and Devices
  • Nanowires and Nanotubes—Growth, Processing, Characterization and Devices
  • Low-Dimensional Structures—Quantum Dots, Wires and Wells
  • Nanoscale Characterization—Scanning Probes, Electron Microscopy and Other Techniques

Organic Materials and Thin-Film Technology

  • Electronic Materials for Bio
  • Organic Devices and Molecular Electronics
  • Flexible, Printed and/or Dissolvable Thin Films or Nanomembranes

Oxide Semiconductors and Dielectrics

  • Gallium Oxide
  • Oxide Semiconductors—Growth, Doping, Defects, Nanostructures and Devices
  • Dielectrics and Multifunctional Oxides

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

  • Group III-Nitrides—Growth, Processing, Characterization, Theory and Devices
  • Silicon Carbide—Growth, Processing, Characterization, Theory and Devices



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