This symposium is jointly organized by MRS and MRS-Korea (MRS-K). Since its foundation in 1991, MRS-K has been serving as a great platform where a number of researchers in materials science from both academia and industry interact, promoting the growth of the technology and scholarship of the materials science and engineering. One of the main interests of the society is functional materials for (opto)electronic and energy applications. As such, the joint symposium is dedicated to the topic of quantum dot optoelectronics and low-dimensional semiconductor materials for electronics and (photo)electrochemical applications. The low-dimensional structures of interest include quantum dots, colloidal nanocrystals, nanowires, nanorods, as well as 2D layered crystals. Relevant materials include (but are not limited to) metal-chalcogenide, binary, tertiary, and quaternary compound semiconductors. The target applications are solar cells, light emitting diodes, and thin film transistors based on low-dimensional semiconductors, but the invitation is extended to other devices such as laser, photo- and radiation-detectors based on active layers in the form of nanostructures. Given the wide use of low-dimensional structures in photoelectrochemical energy conversion, the application of nanostructured semiconductors for photoelectrodes/(photo)electrocatalysts will be also discussed. The symposium will cover advances in the synthesis, characterization, computational modeling and applications of these low-dimensional optoelectronic materials. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, participation of experts with a broad range of backgrounds is anticipated.
2022 MRS Spring Meeting Symposium Organizer Byungha Shin (KAIST) discusses Symposium EQ08 and the joint
programming with MRS Korea: