Dear Colleagues,


In the last decades, rapid technological progress has enabled the realization of semiconductor structures down to the nanometer scale with great precision, by using highly sophisticated nanoepitaxial growth techniques and nanofabrication. Today, low-dimensional heterostructures continue to receive remarkable attention due to their unique properties. These systems are considered ideal building blocks for the fabrication of efficient devices exhibiting novel functionalities. As such, they are pivotal to several emerging technologies and advanced applications in areas as diverse as photonics, nanoelectronics, sensing, photovoltaics, and quantum science.

This Special Issue aims to collect recent advances on the comprehension of the fundamental properties, the diverse methods for the synthesis/fabrication, and the physical–chemical characterization of such emerging nanostructures, along with novel applications. It focuses on the different semiconductor nanostructures, including zero-dimensional (quantum dots) and one-dimensional (nanowires) nanostructures, as well as two-dimensional layered materials and related van der Waals heterostructures.

Dr. Paola Prete
Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi
Guest Editors


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2023-04-19 to 2023-12-10