Special Issue "Luminescent Materials 2017"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
Luminescent materials have continued to attract the interest of researchers over the past decade, and with many important technological applications for everyday life, the field shows no signs of slowing down.
Applications for luminescent materials traverse the traditional chemical and biological sciences where examples include light emitting technology (LEDs/OLEDs), bio-markers for diagnostics, sensor technologies, solar cells, logic gates/molecular electronics, and cellular imaging agents to name just a few. Similarly, the systems used to create luminescent materials have been constructed using a diverse range of luminophores that include those based purely on organic systems, those based on emissive metals (transition metals and lanthanides) and hybrid mixtures of both. Moreover, luminescent materials can take many forms and, over the past few years there have been many excellent examples reported in the literature including soft materials (e.g., micelles and colloids), nano-particles (e.g., surface functionalised AuNPs), polymers (e.g., biodegradable polymeric biomaterials), gels (e.g., supramolecular organo- and hydro-gels), quantum dots, thin films (e.g., Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers), clays, 2D and 3D network materials (e.g., MOFs/COFs, ordered layered materials), as well as others.
With this Special Issue we aim to highlight some new advances in the field of luminescent materials, from fundamentals aspects through to application and future directions for the field. We would like to take this opportunity to invite contributions from experts in the field where we welcome both original research papers, as well as review articles.
Dr. Jonathan A. Kitchen
Dr. Robert Elmes
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- Luminescent materials
- Supramolecular Materials
- Cellular Imaging
- Quantum Dots
- Thin Films