Aims and scope
The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics was founded in 1990 and since then it has grown into a major peer-reviewed international journal. It publishes experimental papers on materials in modern electronics, optoelectronics and photonics, with a broad but in-depth coverage. The scope of the journal includes the synthesis, growth and processing of new materials (such as compounds and alloys), structural studies by various experimental techniques, characterization of microstructure, structure-property relationships, electrical, optical, dielectric and magnetic properties. The Journal presents materials-related papers in newly developing fields such as low-dimensional structures and devices, spintronic materials and structures, topological insulators, energy applications (e.g. energy harvesting and storage, optoelectronics, solar cells, photocatalysis, green photonics), solid-state ionics, thermoelectrics and phononics, materials for heterogeneous integrated circuit applications, new materials for memory/storage applications, glasses, glass-ceramics and linear/non-linear crystal materials and lasers, high Tc superconductors, organic semiconductors, conducting polymers, thick-film materials and new contact technologies, as well as materials used in established electronic and optoelectronic devices and circuits. Materials related papers are also accepted in the emerging field of quantum technologies, including electronic/spintronic/photonic and related materials systems for quantum entanglement applications, plasmonic materials and sensors, communications and metrology. The papers should contain extensive and novel experimental work with rigorous analysis and sound interpretation. In all cases, the main focus of the paper must be materials related. Theoretical and analytical papers, as well as those that contain a high degree of chemistry or electrochemistry are generally excluded from the scope. The journal also publishes review articles, both s hort and specific or long and general, within the scope of the journal.