This Virtual Special Issue will shed light on the exciting progress in the optoelectronics field and showcase the potential for further advancements. Submit your manuscript by April 1, 2024.

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In recent times, the field of optoelectronics has undergone a remarkable growth. This surge has been driven by an ever-increasing demand for high-performance devices across a wide array of applications, including sensing, imaging, communication, and energy harvesting.

Such developments have been made possible through groundbreaking advancements in novel materials, heterostructures, and innovative device architectures, which have opened up previously untapped possibilities for boosting the efficiency and performance of optoelectronic devices.

To delve deeper into these fascinating developments, we take great pride in presenting this Virtual Special Issue from ACS Omega. This issue is dedicated to exploring the applications of novel materials in various optoelectronic devices, shedding light on the exciting progress in the field and showcasing the potential for further advancements.

We invite authors to contribute cutting-edge research with a focus on the novel design, synthesis, and comprehensive characterization of these new materials, and their seamless integration into fully functional devices. Practical implementation in real-world devices, scalable manufacturing processes, and performance optimization are also highly encouraged.

We invite Articles, Mini-Reviews, Reviews, or Perspectives on all topics relating to optoelectronics, including (but not limited to):

  • Photodetectors
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Lasers
  • Solar cells
  • Heterostructures
  • Nanomaterials
  • Metamaterials
  • Quantum dots
  • Perovskites
  • Two-dimensional materials.

Furthermore, this Virtual Special Issue aims to foster collaborations and exchange of ideas among researchers, scientists, and engineers working at the forefront of optoelectronics. By bringing together diverse perspectives, we hope to spark innovative solutions, overcome challenges, and accelerate the integration of these revolutionary materials into commercial applications.

Submission Information

We welcome submissions for this Virtual Special Issue through 1 April 2024. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed to ensure they fit the scope and conform to the high-quality scientific standards of ACS Omega prior to acceptance. 

If your paper is accepted, your work will be highlighted as a significant contribution to this growing field of exploration. As ACS Omega is a fully open access journal, your paper will be available to anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world. 

Accepted publications will go online as soon as possible after acceptance and be published in the next available issue. In the Spring of 2024, the publications on this topic will be gathered into a Virtual Special Issue on a dedicated webpage and be promoted as a collection.

If you have any general questions regarding submission to this Virtual Special Issue, please contact Professor Deqing Zhang.

Article Processing Charges apply for publication in this fully open access journal. Please see our website for more information on Open Access Pricing, our ACS Country Discount & Waiver Policy, and ACS Read and Publish agreements.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site
  • Choose ACS Omega as your journal
  • Select your manuscript type
  • Under the ‘Special Issue Selection’, choose ‘At the speed of light: Recent advances in Optoelectronics.'
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