About the book
"The evolution of human society is closely linked to scientific progress in all areas of knowledge, which occurs more efficiently if it is integrated into society as a whole. The greatest mission of science is to produce and disseminate knowledge, informing society as clearly as possible and disconnected from particular and dogmatic interests. This facilitates the promotion of one of the most cherished values of human society, which is a collaboration between peoples and nations. This search for the democratization of access to scientific knowledge finds support in the model of dissemination of information through Open Access publications, especially through the digital format through the Internet. The current accessibility by the most diverse social classes in the most diverse countries is due in large part to scientific development in semiconductors.
Semiconductor research goes much further than the development of electronic devices, because it has a multidisciplinary character, with contributions from basic sciences, such as Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as from the frontier of knowledge, such as nanotechnology. This multidisciplinarity allows that in addition to important technological advances in electronic devices, such as diodes and transistors, integrated circuits, lasers, solar and photovoltaic cells, sensors, memory devices, among many others, there are also positive impacts for the production of new scientific knowledge.
It is within this context that this book project is inserted, aiming to gather recent and unpublished discoveries, conclusive reviews and other methodological and conceptual approaches on the subject of semiconductors. The idea is to contribute so that authors can disseminate their work both to other groups of researchers in their fields of study around the world, but also to a society in general, showing how semiconductor research positively changes our lives.
The "New Advances in Semiconductors" book will cover the main themes of the area but will be limited to these, such as unpublished experimental data, description of synthesis methods and processing techniques, characterizations of traditional or new semiconductor materials, statistical and mathematical treatments, modeling and other theoretical approaches. Articles with alternative discussions will also be welcome, whether on materials, properties, or applications, or the economic and social implications in the field of semiconductors. Thus, this book project aims to gather articles with technical-scientific information and also with general views on the topic of Semiconductors."