Special Issue "Metallic Nanowires and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2019).
Interests: fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy; plasmonics; energy transfer; artifical photosynthesis; carbon nanostrucutres; semiconductor nanocrystals; up-converting nanocrystals
Interests: metallic nanoparticles synthesis; surface modification; electrochemistry; surface plasmon resonance; fluoroscence
Metallic nanowires are unique materials in the large family of plasmonic nanostructures that, nowadays, can be fabricated using various methods with high precision and control. First of all, they exhibit plasmon resonance, which is rather broad, covering the visible spectral range and even stretching out to the infrared. In this way, metallic nanowires can be used for plasmon-manipulation of the optical properties of dyes, fluorescent proteins, semiconductor quantum dots, rare-earth ions, etc. In addition, their tens-of-microns lengths facilitate efficient propagation of energy via surface plasmon polaritons over distances much larger than the optical resolution of microscopy systems. This property allows for remote optical addressing and readout, as well as photoactivation of light-dependent processes. Last, but not least, the positions of the nanowires can be determined with relatively simple optical systems, making them applicable as geometric platforms. The combination of all three characteristics of metallic nanowires has led to a multitude of fundamental and applied research, with the latter focusing primarily on optoelectronics, photovoltaics and sensorics. The goal for this Special Issue is to describe the recent developments of this rapidly developing interdisciplinary research field. Therefore, we invite you to submit manuscripts for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Sebastian Maćkowski
Prof. Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson
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- metallic nanowire
- plasmon excitation
- energy propagation
- chemical synthesis