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Special Issue "Optical Thin Films and Structures: Design and Advanced Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
You are cordially invited to submit your original work to this Special Issue devoted to “Optical Thin Films and Structures: Design and Advanced Applications”. Diverse types of materials such as polymers, glasses, metals, ceramics, zeolites, etc., could be prepared as thin films with high optical quality, thus finding applications in photonics, optical sensing, photocatalysis, optoelectronics, linear and non-linear optics, holography, etc. Different production strategies, including ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ deposition methods, are developed and optimized. In order for these thin films and structures to be utilized in different optical devices, unambiguous methods for their design and characterization are required. Additionally, in-situ optical monitoring of their properties will be beneficial for proper device operation.
This Special Issue will cover the recent progress and new developments in the area of the design, deposition, characterization, and application of optical thin films and structures.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Design of complex thin films and structures;
- Deposition strategies for optical thin films and multilayered structures;
- Antireflective thin film coatings;
- Thin films and structures for optical sensing of humidity, VOC’s, gases, heavy metal ions, etc.;
- Optical thin films in photocatalysis;
- Optical thin films in solar cells;
- Optical thin films in light emitting devices;
- Transparent and conductive thin films and structures;
- Optical thin films and structures for security devices.
Prof. Dr. Tsvetanka Babeva
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Planned Paper 1
Title: Hydrophilic and amphiphilic poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymers designed for optical sensor applications – synthesis and properties
Authors: Katerina Lazarova, Darinka Christova, Sijka Ivanova, Christo Novakov and Tsvetanka Babeva
Planned Paper 2
Title: Linear and non-linear absorption of titanium dioxide films produced by plasma-ion assisted electron beam evaporation: Modelling and experiment
Authors: O. Stenzel, S. Wilbrandt, C. Mühlig
Planned Paper 3
Title: Strategies of broad band monitoring aimed at minimization of deposition errors
Authors: A. Yagola, I. Kochikov, T. Isaev, and A. Tikhonravov
Planned Paper 4
Authors: Dervil Cody, Tsvetanka Babeva, Sabad-e-Gul, Violeta Madjarova, Anastasia Kharchenko, Christopher Barrett, John Cassidy, Svetlana Mintova, Izabela Naydenova,
Title: “Real-time ellipsometry studies of the optical response of zeolite containing thin films to exposure to metal ions and elevated temperature”
Planned Paper 5
Authors: Vera Marinova, Dimitre Dimitrov, Stefan Petrov, Blagoy Blagoev, Ken Yuh Hsu and Shiuan Huei Lin,
Title: “Transparent and conductive atomic layer deposited Al-doped ZnO thin films for display applications"