Special Issue "Luminescent Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Marcin Kochanowicz
Guest Editor
Department of Power Engineering, Photonics and Lightning Technology, Bialystok University of Technology
Interests: polymeric optical fibers, fiber sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue, “Luminescent Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization and Application”, will cover advances in materials science, synthesis, structural and optical characterization, and various types of luminescent quantum dots. Luminescent QDs have attracted great attention in the recent past from both a fundamental and applied research point of view. Due to their extremely small size, QDs are characterized by their optical and electronic properties, which are different from those of bulk materials. Their highly tunable optical properties based on their size are unique and lead to applications including bioimaging, solar cells, and transistors. New important fields of application of QDs are pharmaceutical, biomedical, food analysis, and biomonitoring. Moreover, because of their unique optical properties, such as good optical properties, chemical stability, broad excitation bands, and size-controllable efficient luminescence, QDs are a promising alternative to organic and inorganic fluorophores. This Special Issue shows the latest developments on these novel luminescent quantum dots, their synthesis, characterization, optical properties, applications, and future directions for the field. I would like to take this opportunity to invite contributions from experts in the field both in the form of original research papers as well as review articles.

Prof. Marcin Kochanowicz
Guest Editor

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  • Luminescence
  • Quantum dots
  • Biomedical
  • Structural properties
  • Applications

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