Special Issue "Luminescent Materials and Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
In recent years, new and improved luminescent materials have been developed, leading to higher brightness and stability of display and lighting devices. A shining example is the ever-increasing efficiency of white LEDs, recently breaking the 300 lm/W barrier. Other applications—existing and emerging—also benefit from improved luminescent materials. Persistent luminescent materials are used in safety way guidance systems and tested as power-less road markings, mechanoluminescent emitters can be used for pressure sensing, long-wavelength emitting phosphors are highly promising for in vitro and in vivo medical imaging, and the first quantum dot-based televisions are appearing on the market. Next to these developments, both upconversion and quantum cutting phosphors are receiving attention, mostly for application in solar cells.
For all these applications, there is ample room for improvement in materials and device performance, and both fundamental and applied research is still necessary. This special issue aims at presenting a selection of state-of-the-art papers on the synthesis, structural and optical characterization and modeling of luminescent materials and devices. Review contributions as well as original research papers are welcomed in this issue.
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- wavelength conversion
- quantum cutting
- upconversion, persistent luminescence
- quantum dots