Special Issue "Novel Clustered Materials: Laser Synthesis, Structure and Photonics Application"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Structure Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Alexey Povolotskiy
Guest Editor
Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia
Interests: laser chemistry; materials science; hybrid materials; clustered materials; optical spectroscopy; laser spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increased interest in clustered materials is associated with its unique physical and chemical properties due to the peculiarities of their electronic structure. In particular, the energy spectrum of clustered materials could have significant differences from the spectrum of bulk materials, which makes them attractive for photonics applications. Cluster materials potentially become a substitute for many materials of optics and photonics applications due to the possibility of predicted changes in properties during the controlled formation of different structures. Following the rapid evolution of laser technology and technics, new laser methods for the synthesis and modification of various materials are actively being developed. These methods are characterized by high chemical purity, sufficient simplicity, and relatively low cost, which allows us to consider laser synthesis of new clustered materials promising for industrial applications.

In this Special Issue, modern trends of laser synthesis and structural study of novel clustered materials with the prospect of their application in photonics are highlighted and discussed.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Alexey Povolotskiy
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cluster
  • laser synthesis
  • metal
  • carbon
  • structure
  • energy spectrum
  • absorbance
  • luminescence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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