The ubiquitous nature of chalcogenides in science and technology

J. K. Furdyna, S. N. Dong, S. Lee, X. Liu, M. Dobrowolska

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In this chapter we review novel phenomena that occur in the chalcogenide family. Specifically, optical, electronic and magnetic properties displayed by bulk three dimensional (3D) chalcogenides compounds and alloys produced by equilibrium growth methods are discussed. 2D chalcogenide systems such as epitaxial films and more complex multilayers, whose formation is made possible by epitaxial methods and/or by van der Waals epitaxy, are presented in detail. In addition, we present a brief overview of optical, electronic and magnetic effects emerging as the dimensionality of chalcogenide materials is reduced to 1D (nanowires and related structures) and to zero-D (quantum dots formed by both self-assembly processes and colloidal chemical methods).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChalcogenide
Subtitle of host publicationFrom 3D to 2D and Beyond
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780081026878
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • 2d van der waals
  • Chalcogenides
  • Magnetic semiconductors
  • Nanowires
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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