Special Issue "Plasmonic Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: radiolysis; photophysics; time-resolved laser spectroscopies; fast kinetics; metal nanoparticles
For the past few decades, noble metal nanoparticles (NMNPs) have been the subject of numerous research studies, many related to their unique optical properties distinct from their bulk counterparts. Indeed, upon illumination, the free electron gas oscillations of the NMNP may couple to the external electromagnetic field which matches in frequency, and this resonance results in an absorption band, called the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) band. LSPR depends on the nature of the metal, on the size and shape of the NMNPs, and also on the environment of the NMNPs. LSPR produces several effects such as electromagnetic near-field enhancement, heat generation, and “hot” electrons. Thus, plasmonic nanoparticles offer many possibilities to trigger, select or control chemical reactions.
This Special Issue aims to gather contributions dealing with plasmonic catalysis, i.e., chemical reactions on NMNPs under illumination, from basic aspects to applications in any domain: energy, chemical synthesis, depollution, biology, medicine, etc.
Therefore, we invite colleagues working in the field to submit either original research papers or review/mini review articles.
Prof. Isabelle Lampre
Dr. Hynd Remita
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- Metal nanoparticles
- Surface plasmon resonance
- Optical properties
- Photothermal properties