Special Issue "Raman Spectroscopy of Micro-structures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Marc D. Fontana
Guest Editor
Laboratoire Matériaux Optiques, Photonique et Systèmes, Université de Lorraine and CentraleSupélec, 2 rue E. Belin, Metz 57070, France
Interests: micro-Raman spectroscopy; structural phase transitions; ferroelectrics; defects in insulators; lattice dynamics; phonons; nonlinear optical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Raman spectroscopy (RS) is a well-known technique, which is broadly used in wide domains of physical chemistry, material physics, biology, engineering, and even planetary exploration. RS has become one of the leading tools to characterize the chemical composition and molecular structure of a material. A large amount of information about the nature of defects, the crystalline or amorphous character of a material, and the disorder can be provided by this technique. The change of the Raman spectra during the fabrication process, or under varying physical conditions (stress, composition, pressure, temperature, etc.) has stimulated numerous investigations. Thanks to recent technical progresses, RS can now provide a better knowledge of the innermost structure of various materials.

In this issue, original papers and review articles are particularly expected to show the interest of RS in topics such as:

- The control of the preparation of materials such as thin films, nano- and microstructured materials, and the improvement of their quality;

- The probe of incorporation point defects and the study of the defect structure;

- The link with phase changes (coexisting phases, phase transitions);

- The enhancement of properties (mechanical, electronic , optical, etc.) via a better knowledge of the structure.

This issue could provide an overview of the various applications of this important tool in different domains of physics and chemistry.

Prof. Marc D. Fontana
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • Rotational and vibrational modes
  • Microstructured and nanomaterials
  • Point defects structure
  • Thin films and multi layered structures
  • Crystals and ceramics
  • Ferroic and ferroelectric materials
  • Phase transitions
  • Raman line

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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