Special Issue "Inorganic Functional Materials: Synthesis and Application"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 63

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Korzhik (Korjik)
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Guest Editor
Institute for Nuclear Problems of Belarus State University, 220030 Bobruiskaya 11, Minsk, Belarus
Interests: ionizing radiation; scintillator; detector; crystal growth; ceramics
Dr. Georgiy Dosovitskiy
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NRC “Kurchatov Institute” – IREA 107076 Bogorodskiy val 3, Moscow, Russia
Interests: ceramics; glasses; scintillators; phosphors; solid state chemistry; microstructure
Dr. Yunyun Li
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Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 588 Heshuo Road, Jiading, Shanghai 201899, China
Interests: radiation detection; scintillators; single crystals; ultrafast scintillation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inorganic functional materials form the basis of the technical development of our civilization. Among their variety for this Special Issue, we selected those that are used to convert various types of energy into optical photons, the so-called materials for photonics. Such materials are typically used both as sources of optical radiation, for example, in illumination or generation of laser radiation, and as intermediate materials for working with photosensors, photovoltaic cells, etc. The set of the emitting or luminescent parameters of such compounds is formed by the composition of the atoms included in their structure.

The achievements of recent years in the fields of theory and technology of photonic materials make it possible to purposefully design their properties, which contributes to their rapid implementation in practice. The transition from single-and di-cation compounds to multi-ion (cationic and anionic) systems is particularly intriguing. It permits the construction at the atomic levels, making it possible to achieve simultaneous control of the band gap, the electron density structure in the zones adjacent to it, and the disposition of radiative levels inside it. This approach also provides the prerequisites for solving other problems, in particular minimizing optical radiation losses inside the material under various operating conditions.

A variety of developed and used methods for the preparation of multiionic compounds make it possible to quickly introduce such materials into equipment using materials for photonics.

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Korzhik (Korjik)
Dr. Georgiy Dosovitskiy
Dr. Yunyun Li
Guest Editors

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  • materials for photonics
  • luminescence
  • light emitters
  • scintillators
  • crystal growth
  • ceramics

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