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Symposium ED6—Nanostructured Quantum-Confined Materials for Advanced Optoelectronics

Semiconductors with tunable optoelectronic properties, including band gap energy, are a target materials system for a broad range of device applications. The materials science of nanostructures exhibiting quantum confinement in zero, one, and two dimensions is a rapidly emerging scientific field that, paired with the potential for scalable solution-based manufacturing, can address this goal. The variety of theoretical, design, and synthetic approaches to confining semiconductors represents an innovative area of materials science combining engineering, chemistry, and physics techniques.

The focus of this symposium is on the science and engineering of quantum confined nanostructures for various key applications including solar cells, photodetectors, functional conductors, light-emitting devices and bio-integrated electronics. The intent is to present recent insights and future ideas for realizing quantum confinement in emerging materials systems such as organic semiconductors and perovskites, as well as in classic inorganic II-VI and III-V systems. Applications should be oriented towards optoelectronic devices which benefit from utilizing quantum-confined states. Specifically, the symposium will cover nanostructures including quantum dots; nano-rods, nano-wires and related 1-D nanostructures; as well as 2-D systems, with a major focus on solution-based emerging materials.

Topics will include:

  • Quantum Dots - zero-dimensional quantum confined materials
  • 2-dimensional emerging material heterostructures
  • Quantum-confined materials for light-emission
  • Quantum-confined materials for photovoltaics
  • Quantum-confined materials for energy conversion
  • Quantum-confined materials for photodetectors
  • Quantum-confined materials for photonic devices
  • Quantum-confined materials for electronic devices
  • Solid-state matrices for quantum confinement
  • Solid-state quantum-confined conductors and electrodes
  • 1-dimensional quantum confined materials (nanorods and related nanostructures)
  • Quantum-confined materials for biological and biomedical applications
  • Quantum-confined materials for spintronics and magnetic applications
  • Solid-state quantum-confined materials and related electronic devices
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Uri Banin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Matteo Cargnello (Stanford University, USA)
  • Vivian Ferry (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Wolfgang Heiss (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
  • Taeghwan Hyeon (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Cherie R. Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Thomas Kempa (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Huan Liu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Maria Antonietta Loi (University College Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Joseph Luther (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Delia Milliron (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Armando Rastelli (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  • Dmitry Talapin (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Vanessa Wood (Eidgenoessisch Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Switzerland)

Symposium Organizers

Philipp Stadler
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Institute of Physical Chemistry
43-732-2468-1213, philipp.stadler@jku.at

Edward H. Sargent
University of Toronto
Sargent Group, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mykhailo Sytnyk
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology
0911-56854-9210, misha.sytnyk@fau.de

Susanna M. Thon
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
410-516-4120, susanna.thon@jhu.edu