Special Issue "Recent Advances on Optical, Structural and Luminescence Properties of Glass and Glass-Ceramics"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: glass; glass–ceramic; structure; nanocrystal; optical fiber; thin film; photonics
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The addition of rare-earth (RE) ions into glasses has become of great interest for a wide range of applications related to telecommunications, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), solar panels, and spectroscopy, just to cite a few. As the optical (including luminescence) properties are mainly determined by the local environment around the RE ions, effort has been focused worldwide on the development of new glasses with exotic compositions. Since their discovery in 1953, glass–ceramics have also become of particular focus. These materials are produced by controlled crystallization of glasses and therefore contain one or more crystalline phases evenly distributed within the glass phase. Controlled ceramization yields an array of materials with interesting combinations of properties, especially with enhanced optical properties (such as absorption and emission cross-sections and energy transfer rates) compared to their glassy counterparts, if the crystalline phase of the desired nature and structure precipitates around the rare-earth ions.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the latest developments in glasses and glass–ceramics, and especially to advance the fundamental understanding of the relationship between material chemistry (both composition and structure) and optical, in particular luminescence properties. Topics of interest also include the latest research on advanced characterization of material properties and new processing methods for the fabrication of glasses and glass–ceramics.
We do believe this collection will stimulate and circulate new ideas on the topic and will contribute to the dissemination of expertise for young investigators, as well as leading experts in the field.
Prof. Laeticia Petit
Dr. Alexander Veber
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- processing methods
- property characterization