This Research Topic is Volume II of a series. The previous volume can be found here: Functional Materials with Charge Transfer Properties and Their Application in Photoelectric Devices
Charge transfer is an extensively studied issue as this property enables molecular components to manipulate and tune the properties of materials. This is achieved through a systematic variation of the molecular components, which allow for a molecular-level control of the structural-property via an arrangement of the functional molecular components into a defined architecture by charge generation and extraction. During previous decades, major progress in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of functional materials have been accomplished along with the recent development of nano-, biobased, sensor, energy-based, high performance material-based, and fuel cell technologies. These advanced technologies promote charge transfer materials to be applied in a wide range of applications, for instance, LEDs, PVs, circuits and chemical sensors, as the charge transfer characteristics of the underlying materials directly affect the device performance. To achieve more dramatic advancement of device performance, how to use the key concepts of charge transfer to prepare sophisticated material and underpin device function in real devices become increasingly more relevant.
The intention of this Research Topic is to describe the fundamental scientific theory and recent breakthroughs relating to both the charge transfer material and its application of optoelectronics. Our attention will be focused on: (i) the preparation of functional materials, including materials synthesis and purification, physical chemical properties; (ii) the fabrication of novel devices, the basic processes and working principles of the optoelectronic devices; (iii) the optoelectronic behavior of semiconductors in electronics, photo absorption and energy conversion, such as FETs, circuits, and thermoelectric power devices, etc. We hope that this Research Topic will attract the attention of academic and industrial researchers who are interested in optoelectronics application. Our goal is to provide stimulation for the derivation of ideas, methods, and technologies related to chemistry, physics, materials science, semiconductors, electronics in this exciting area.
We welcome manuscripts from diverse aspects of material chemistry including but not limited to:
• Synthesis and design of novel molecules with charge transfer properties
• The preparation of functional materials, including materials synthesis and purification
• Multi-scale characterization techniques and morphological studies on the materials
• Investigation of material structure-property relationships
• New method of polymer/framework construction and the study of charge transfer behaviors
• Device applications in LEDs, PVs, circuits and chemical sensors, etc.
• The fabrication of novel devices, and understanding the basic processes and working principles of the optoelectronic devices