Special Issue "Techniques and Methods for Advanced Characterization of Luminescent Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 March 2018)
Dr. Benjamin Dierre
For a long time, luminescent materials (such as organic or rare-earth/transition metal-doped inorganic phosphors, semiconductors, nanoclusters or quantum dots), have been important in our daily life because of their use in traditional applications in consumer products (lighting, displays) and professional equipment (medical imaging, X-ray computed tomography). Nevertheless, novel luminescent materials with improved or unprecedented properties are still being discovered, and new applications are continuously being developed in the field of energy (solar cells, photo-catalysis), health (biomarkers, disinfection), mobility (smart highway) or security (emergency lighting, currency protection). A continued progress in the performance of luminescent materials and their applications is dependent on a deep understanding of the relationships between their luminescence properties on the one hand and their chemical composition and structure on the other. For such purposes, a detailed characterization of luminescent materials is required, not only with standard approaches but also more and more with sophisticated techniques and methods. Therefore this Special Issue aims at reviewing the latest developments in advanced characterization of luminescent materials, with sophisticated experimental techniques (such as neutron diffraction, combination of electron-beam based techniques, single-particle approaches, EXAFS, XANES, Solid State NMR, Mössbauer spectroscopy, positron annihilation) as well as sophisticated theoretical methods (such as first principles crystal and electronic structure calculations). Papers reviewing state-of-the-art as well as original papers on promising new developments are welcome contributions for this Special Issue of Materials, in order to show that the future of luminescent materials may be even brighter than their rich past.
Prof. Dr. Hubertus T. Hintzen
Dr. Benjamin Dierre
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- luminescent material
- advanced techniques