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Special Issue "Design and Synthesis of Novel Optical Probes"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.
Prof. Malgorzata Szczerska Website E-Mail
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Interests: Biophotonics; Biomedical optics; Fiber-optic sensors; Optical sensors; Low coherent interferometry
Prof. Dror Fixler Website E-Mail
Faculty of Engineering; Head of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 5290002, Israel
Interests: fluorescence lifetime and anisotropy decay; fluorescence lifetime imaging; biological imaging based on fluorescence parameters; light–tissue interaction
We would like to invite you to submit a manuscript for the Special Issue of Materials focused on the Design and Synthesis of Novel Optical Probes.
The use of optical probes for different kind of applications is currently undergoing a revolution, with the incorporation of many new kinds of optical techniques and new materials. Novel optical probes allow the visualization of different materials such as tissues, cells, proteins and macromolecular structures at all levels of resolution, functional states, chemical composition and dynamic analysis, by using photonic studies of nanoscale interactions in all disciplines (like biology and medicine), as well as sensing.
The last two decades have witnessed the explosion of nanoscale materials in optical probes for imaging and sensing. Recent integrative research efforts have included nanotechnology (fabrication and application) as a tool for developing new techniques and improving existing optical imaging techniques for real-time, sub-wavelength imaging of cellular processes; developing the next generation of nano-sensors to improve sensing applications; using nanoparticles or nanostructures for optical engineering methodologies; and very large scale and/or very sensitive detection down to the single molecule level.
The proposed Special Issue will focus on, but is not limited to, the following key items in optical, fluorescence, electron or X-ray microscopy with sensing applications: nanoparticle use in imaging and sensing; nanostructures used for sub-wavelength imaging; nanospectroscopy and nano-scale sensing applications. Papers will emphasize the fundamentals of photonics and sensing including:
- development of novel optical probes for imaging or sensing,
- functionalization of materials dedicated for novel optical probes,
- optical imaging and sensing using nanophotonic optical probes ,
- applications of nanophotonics (functionalized nanoparticles, surfaces, etc..)
Prof. Małgorzata Jędrzejewska-Szczerska
Prof. Dror Fixler
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- design of optical probes
- development of optical probes for imaging
- development of optical probes for sensing
- development of new nanophotonics particles for optical sensing and imaging
- development of new nanophotonics materials for optical sensing and imaging
- functionalization of materials dedicated for novel optical probes
- applications of nanophotonics
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Planned Paper 1: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Planned Paper 2: Mr. Łukasz Janus, from Cracow University of Technology
Planned Paper 3：Prof. Robert Bogdanowicz, Gdansk University of Technology
Planned Paper 4: From Guest Editor's reseach group