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Call for papers: The 20th International Symposium on the Physics of Semiconductors and Applications (ISPSA 2022)

The 20th International Symposium on the Physics of Semiconductors and Applications (ISPSA 2022), hosted by the Korean Physical Society, is to report and discuss the state of the art in semiconductor physics and applications including electronic, spintronic, quantum and energy materials and devices. Reflecting the scientific heritage on traditional semiconductor physics dating back to the 1970s, emerging academic fields, such as artificial intelligence, quantum information, and industrial semiconductor applications, will newly enrich the 20th ISPSA in one of the most dynamic places for semiconductor physics, Korea. 

Call for papers: Global Photovoltaic Conference 2022 (GPVC 2022)

GPVC is the largest international photovoltaic conference in Korea since 2011. GPVC 2022 will provide the most comprehensive and excellent conference platform for the PV community by sharing the latest developments and the cutting-edge technologies of the whole range of PV areas from the material level to systems and reliability. It also covers the policy and the prospect of the future PV industry by organizing special satellite programs encompassing the national decarbonization agenda and the prime directive of renewable energy.

Call for papers: NANO KOREA Symposium 2022

NANO KOREA Symposium, the Korea’s largest symposium on the nanoscale science and technology, is meaningful occasion to confirm major research results and up-to-date research trends in Korea and overseas. NANO KOREA 2022 Symposium which will be held from July 6th to 8th, 2022 in KINTEX, Korea, is consisted of advanced programs along with the main theme of ‘Nanofabrication: Connecting Science and Technology For Better Life’. The symposium programs will cover all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology such as Nano Energy Harvesting, Nanotechnology for Solar and Hydrogen Energy, Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Nanoelectronic Devices, Nanophotonics, Nano Metrology & Characterization, Nano-EHS and Standardization of Nanotechnology, AI and Computational Science for Nanotechnology. NANO KOREA Symposium 2022 Special Issue will contain research results and the reviews about the most important and latest developments and future trends or visions for the convergence of various technologies from nano-to microscopic scale.

Fluorite Structure Ferroelectric Materials and Devices

New discoveries of advanced CMOS-compatible hafnia-based ferroelectric devices pave the way for FerroElec-tronics, which uses ferroelectric building blocks embed-ded in future CMOS technology nodes. It will make data-centric edge intelligence (EI) a reality by enabling much-needed improvements in computing capabilities. In this series, we focus on recent breakthroughs in hafnia ferroe-lectric materials and devices to achieve high ferroelec-ticity, functionality, and performance ferroelectrc devices. We discuss epitaxial growth of hafnia ferroelectric mate-rials, high functionality ferroelectric devices, and the morphotropic phase boundary with a high dielectric con-stant. Such contributions will help hafnia-based FerroE-lectronics make the crucial transition from scientific un-derstanding and fundamentals to practical EI technolo-gies.

Novel Nanobiophotonic Approaches for Sensing and Imaging

Nanobiophtonics is an emerging field with integrating nanotechnology with biomedical science. This field pro-vides great opportunities to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods towards advanced healthcare tech-nology as well as to study fundamentals of light-nano/biomaterial interactions. In these research areas, there have been great achievements in high-sensitive biosensing at the single molecular and cellular level and high-spatial imaging of intracellular structures using nanophotonic structures. These techniques offer an pow-erful way for sensing and imaging various biological enti-ties with a nanoscale resolution beyond the diffraction limit. Furthermore, nanobiophtonics has been continuous-ly advanced and expanded to other fields through the convergence with other functional materials and plat-forms. This special Issue aims to introduce recent inter-disciplinary approaches towards innovative nanobiopho-tonics-based sensing and imaging technologies.

Atomically Tailored Nanocatalysts for Energy Applications

Nanomaterial catalysis is receiving growing interest in sustainable and environmental-friendly energy storage and conversion devices. Catalytically active nanomateri-als have been widely employed as heterogeneous cata-lysts in various photocatalytic or electrocatalytic energy storage and conversion reactions, including hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, and oxygen reduction reaction. Since the catalytic activity of nano-materials depends strongly on their physical and chemical structures, it is the kernel of research to design the active sites with atomic precision for the development of high-performance energy devices. Motivated by this emerging trend, this special issue aims to introduce re-cent outstanding research efforts directed towards the atomic engineering of nanomaterials’ structure and catalytic activity.

Photonic Nanomedicine

Photonic nanomedicine provides opportunities to create new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to advance healthcare technology with unprecedented precision and safety. With the rapid evolution of this convergence technology at the interface between nanomedicine and biophotonics, increasing attention is being paid to its potential as a novel platform to enable and facilitate research in nanoscience and engineering. Efforts have been made to drive nanoengineering techniques to ad-vance the capabilities of photomedicine for a variety of biomedical applications including light-mediated/activated sensing, imaging, drug deliv-ery/release and therapeutic intervention. Motivated by these emerging trends, this special issue aims to intro-duce recent interdisciplinary research efforts directed towards the convergence of biophotonics with nano-technology. 

The 12th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD2021)

The 12th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD2021) will be held from December 6th to December 10th, 2021 at Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel, Jeju, Korea. It is organized by the Applied Physics Division of the Korean Physical Society. 
The International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD) is one of the major international conferences hosted by the Korean Physical Society, gathering physicists from around the world in the field of applied physics including 2D van der Waals Materials, Nanomaterials / Nanodevices / Nanotools, Organic Electronics and Photonics, Oxide Heterostructures and Neuromorphic Devices, Energy Materials and Devices, Photonics / Plasmonics and Metamaterials, Spintronics and Magnetic Materials, Medical Physics / Bioelectronics and Biophotonics, Quantum Information and Mesoscopic Devices, Applied Computation, and Surfaces and Interfaces.
The purpose of ICAMD2021 is to provide a forum to review the most important and latest developments in the field of applied physics, to exchange updated research achievements and future trends in applied physics, to promote the application of physics related to the development, and to provide potential collaboration opportunities in all regions of the world.

Biomolecular Assembly in Nanoscale

Biomolecular assembly plays a key role in nearly all life processes, providing hierarchical supramolecular struc-ture, molecular recognition, and communication within cells. Since these assembly processes rely on precise interactions between the functional groups of biomole-cules, researchers tried to mimic and engineer biomole-cule assembly with a variety of goals, from modulating cellular functions to the creation of unique nanostruc-ture. Moreover, computational methods have been de-veloped dramatically in parallel with advances in under-standing the structure and properties of naturally occur-ring assemblies. The concise design of the unit struc-ture allows to create an unprecedented supramolecular structure. This thematic series aims to introduce the lat-est research trend of utilizing biomolecular assembly and their representative applications including therapeu-tics, biocatalysts, and functional nanomaterials.

Nanotechnology Enabled Battery Breakthrough

Nanotechnology gives us a new opportunity to solve the chronic issues that cannot be solved in traditional material design and fabrication process for next-generation battery. Along with rapid expansion of electric vehicles market, intensive attention is being paid to exploit nanostructured materials and nanotechnology for addressing various technical issues of batteries for electric vehicle applications. Recently we have indeed witnessed that nanotechnology provides a potential solution to some key challenges of next-generation battery systems. Motivated by these trends, this issue aims to introduce recent research efforts towards bat-tery technology breakthrough driven by nanotechnology.

Cancer-targeted imaging and therapy

Cancer is a pivotal medical application of nanotechnology. Nano-scale materials provide unlimited advantages of pinpointed diagnosis by molecular detection of tumor microenvironment and targeted molecular therapy in response to pathological stimuli. Since the key concept of utilizing nanotechnology in cancer diagnosis and therapy was conceived a few decades ago, immense research and development efforts have been invested with relatively little successes. This theme issue will overview the current status and key accomplishment in the field as well as offering perspectives and guides for the next generation nanotechnology in cancer imaging and therapy. 

Recent Research Trend on 2D Transition Metal Carbides or Carbonitrides MXene Nanomaterials

MXenes ae newely emerging two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials. MXenes are transition metal carbides, nitrides, and/or carbonitrides with the general formula Mn+1XnTx, where M is an early transition metal (e.g., Ti, Zr, V, Nb, Ta, or Mo), X is carbon and/or nitrogen, and Tx represents the functional groups on the surface. Since the discovery at Drexel University in 2011, MXenes have received immense attention in the areas of energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, antennas, transparent conductors, sensors, membranes, catalysis and medicine, due to their many advantages including the outstanding metallic conductivity, low density, large specific surface area, tunable surface chemistry, and solution processability. This thematic series aim to introduce the latest research trend of the synthesis of MXenes and their representative applications including electrochemical energy storage and EMI shielding.

Sustainable Hydrogen Production

Converting renewable energy or materials into non-polluting fuels is a major challenge. Hydrogen (H2) is a clean and renewable energy source as primary alternatives to fossil fuels. A highly promising study is (photo)catalytic to produce H2 through appropriate chemical reactions. H2 can be produced from a variety of primary or renewable sources such as water, natural gas, and lignocellulosic biomass. Papers in this thematic series will introduce and review recent advances in the development of eco-friendly process for hydrogen production specifically by utilizing the catalytic water splitting, photochemical devices, and lignocellulosic biomass.

Organs-on-a-chip for nanoscience and technology

Organs-on-a-chip and microphysiological systems pro-vide new opportunities to create microengineered in vitro models of complex human physiological systems with unprecedented realism and predictive capacity. With the rapid evolution of this disruptive technology, increasing attention is being paid to its potential as a novel platform to enable and facilitate research in nano-science and engineering. Conversely, efforts are under-way to leverage nanoengineering techniques to advance the capabilities of organ-on-a-chip systems for a variety of biomedical applications. Motivated by these emerg-ing trends, this special issue aims to introduce recent interdisciplinary research efforts directed towards the convergence of organ-on-a-chip with nanotechnology. 

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