Superlattices and Microstructures is a journal disseminating the science and technology of synthetic heterostructures, including individual and collective use of semiconductors, metals and insulators for the exploitation of their unique properties. The journal hosts papers dealing with fundamental and applied experimental research as well as theoretical studies. Fields of interest, including emerging ones, cover:

  • Heterostructures, nanowires, quantum dots
  • Thin films, surfaces and interfaces
  • Photonics
  • Quantum electronics, optoelectronics
  • Plasmonics
  • Spintronics
  • Wide bandgap semiconductors, including organic materials, and related heterostructures and devices
  • Quantum information processing in the solid-state and related devices
  • Topological insulators
  • Novel or exploratory low-dimensional/2D-materials and devices
  • Novel photovoltaic (perovskites, etc.) and thermoelectric layered materials

In addition to Research Papers, the journal aims at publishing Topical Reviews providing insights into rapidly evolving or more mature fields. Written by leading researchers in their respective fields, those articles are commissioned by the Editorial Board.

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Editorial board


  • D. Gogova
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • F. Medjdoub
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
  • X. Wang
    Peking University, Beijing, China

Managing Editor

  • N. Ma

Editorial Advisory Board

  • L. Esaki
    University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba-Shi, Japan
  • W.P. Kirk
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • H. Morkoc
    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • S.S.P. Parkin
    IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA
  • S.J. Pearton
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • D.C. Tsui
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • K. von Klitzing
    Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
  • H. Zabel
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Editorial Board

  • S. Chichibu
    Tohoku University, Sendai-Shi, Japan
  • A. Fiore
    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • S. V. Ivanov
    Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Y. Kawakami
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • A. Lorke
    Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • R.W. Martin
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • G.A. Wurtz
    King's College London, London, UK

Editor Emeritus

  • J.D. Dow