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Special Issue "Photonic Crystals for Chemical Sensing and Biosensing"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Soshu Kirihara

Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
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Phone: +81-6-6879-8693
Interests: additive manufacturing; stereolithography; photonic crystal; bioceramic implant; energy harvesting; materials tectonics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photonic crystals as a main theme in this Special Issue are investigated to achieve spatial modulation of electromagnetic waves.

Artificial lattices with periodic arrangements of dielectric or magnetic materials exhibit bandgaps in their electromagnetic transmission spectra through Bragg diffraction. Microwave radiation or visible light is perfectly reflected at wavelength ranges of the order of that of these periodic patterns, which are typically of micrometer or nanometer scale. Structural defects with point, line, and plane shapes can be introduced to strongly resonate and selectively transmit electromagnetic waves. At the specific wavelengths, corresponding to cavity sizes, amplified standing waves can create localized modes and transmission peaks in the photonic bandgaps.

Efficient resonators or integrated circuits have been fabricated using newly-developed energy beam lithography and additive manufacturing technologies. In contemporary photonic crystal technology, multiple resonances and coherent radiation of electromagnetic waves are used in the inner or outer components of chemical and biological sensors to rapidly detect indivisible liquid or gaseous material.

As a Guest Editor, it gives me immense pleasure to invite you to submit manuscripts for this Special Issue entitled, “Photonic Crystals for Chemical Sensing and Biosensing.”

Prof. Soshu Kirihara
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • photonic crystal design
  • localized mode simulation
  • periodic structure fabrication
  • electromagnetic evaluation
  • sensing device
  • modular structure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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