Special Issue "Design, Fabrication and Assessment of Nanostructured Materials and Systems for Advanced Optical Applications"
A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: photonic; RF sputtering; luminescence; optical materials; rare earths; photonic crystals; waveguides; glasses; nanostructured materials
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Special Issue in Crystals: Transition Metal-Doped Inorganic Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
Interests: nanoparticles; nanocrystals; silicate glass; glass-ceramic; biomaterials; graphene-based composites; thin films; lanthanides; spectroscopy; optical properties; optical applications; photonics; sol-gel
Interests: photonic structures; metal oxides for photonics; doped metal oxides for plasmonics; optical properties of inorganic nanostructures; optical properties of inorganic/organic nanostructures; ultrafast spectroscopy; photon-to-energy conversion processes
Interests: glass photonics; properties, structure and processing of glasses, crystals and film for optical applications and photonics; integrated optics; transparent glass ceramics; confined structures including photonic crystals, waveguides, microcavities, and microresonators
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The activity in the field of nanostructured materials and systems for advanced optical applications is amazing in terms of new science, new technologies, and new products covering a very broad spectrum of applications. The application of these structures allows to successfully face socio-economic challenges in many fields—from energy to efficient photons management, from environmental protection to novel integrated communication systems, from structural monitoring to quantum technologies and to healthcare applications. Nanostructured systems for advanced optical application are the focus of this Special Issue. The general idea is to collect impressive papers devoted to the physical, chemical, and hybrid fabrication techniques; to the design of innovative systems; to the modeling and simulation of the physical and chemical mechanisms and properties; to the theory behind nanostructured optical systems. Concerning spectroscopic, optical, morphological, and structural assessment, we expect scientific papers employing diagnostic techniques covering photoluminescence, time resolved spectroscopy, Raman, AFM, TEM, SEM, XPS, Neutron scattering, synchrotron radiation based technologies, thermodynamic analysis and more. Emphasis is expected for new physical and chemical properties. Technical articles looking at novel diagnostic, design and fabrication of components and devices are also welcome. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather experiences of leading scientists, but also to be a guide for people who needs to confront with non-conventional and emerging routes for the development of nanostructured materials and systems for advanced optical applications. From this point of view, we believe that the Special Issue will provide the presentation of technological advances and the latest research on the state-of-the-art in innovative processing and device applications of new materials to meet the challenges of sustainable energy and optical nanotechnologies. Interested and committed individuals from academia, national laboratories, industries, and start-up companies are invited to contribute by submitting papers on the following and related topics:
- Aerospace, defense, security
- Bioinspired optical nanostructures
- Coherent optical sources
- Energy-related Technologies
- Environmental Protection
- Frequency conversion
- Integrated optics
- Laser material processing
- Luminescent nanostructured materials and systems
- Nano scale interaction and optical properties
- Ongoing applications and forecasts
- Photon conversions
- Photonic crystals and light trapping devices
- Plasmonic nanostructures
- Quantum nanotechnologies
Dr. Alessandro Chiasera
Dr. Anna Lukowiak
Prof. Francesco Scotognella
Dr. Maurizio Ferrari
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Ceramics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Optical nanostructures
- Physical and chemical fabrication methods
- Novel processing and synthesis
- Nanostructured materials and devices
- Design of innovative optical structures
- Assessment of optical, structural, morphological and spectroscopic properties
- Ceramics and Glass-ceramics
- Modeling and simulation
- Novel diagnostic techniques
- Photons management