Special Issue "Lanthanide Luminescence: Fundamental Research and Applications"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Dr. Svetlana V. Eliseeva
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS UPR 4301, F-45071 Orléans CEDEX 2, France
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Interests: visible and near-infrared lanthanide luminescence; lanthanide luminescence sensitization; energy transfer mechanisms; spectroscopy; microscopy; optical imaging; complexes; coordination polymers; dendrimers; nanomaterials
Intriguing emission features of lanthanide(III)-based compounds, i.e., narrow bandwidths of f-f transitions, long luminescence lifetimes, large difference between excitation and emission bands in the case of non-direct sensitization and high photostability, have triggered their diverse applications. Today, lanthanide(III) luminescence is essential for, but not limited to, use in telecommunications, lasers, security marking, lighting, sensing, immunoassays, luminescent thermometry, optical imaging, and biomedicine. Such developments have been accompanied by continuous efforts in the design and synthesis of small molecular complexes, macromolecules (supramolecular assemblies, coordination polymers or dendrimers), and nanomaterials (inorganic, polymer or silica nanoparticles) with improved luminescent and functional properties that would satisfy the demanding field of modern applications. Such progresses would not be also achieved without fundamental and theoretical studies devoted to the sensitization of lanthanide(III) luminescence and corresponding energy transfer mechanisms.
This Special Issue has the goal to gather recent exciting developments covering both fundamental and applied aspects of lanthanide(III) luminescence, to highlight difficulties encountered during design and synthesis of luminescent lanthanide(III)-based compounds, especially when the specific requirements have to be taken into account for a particular application.
Dr. Svetlana V. Eliseeva
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- Supramolecular assembly
- Coordination polymer
- Metal-organic framework
- Hybrid material
- Ionic liquid
- Energy transfer
- Sensitization mechanism
- Antenna effect
- Optical imaging
- Luminescent thermometry
- Security ink
- Solar energy conversion