Special Issue "Infrared Nanophotonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
2. Nano-System Photonics Group, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
Interests: surface and interface physics; nanoplasmonics; energy nano-materials/devices
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Infrared light radiates from almost all the matter on earth and its strategic use will be an important issue for the enhancement of human life and the sustainable development of modern industry. Since it has the frequency in the same region as the phonons or molecular vibrations of the materials, measuring its emission or absorption spectra helps us in characterizing and identifying the materials in a non-destructive manner. Meanwhile, if we can spectroscopically design the infrared emission by tuning the chemical composition or artificially controlling the nano- to mesoscale structures, it will have great impact on industrial applications, such as in thermophotovoltaics, energy-saving drying furnaces, spectroscopic infrared light sources, and various types of infrared sensors.
In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions from researchers who are working on infrared nanophotonics based on MEMS/NEMS, and nanomaterials science, ranging from materials synthesis, device fabrications to electromagnetic simulations and thermal managements. Important topics of growing interest are the wavelength-selective infrared emitters and detectors where we can see rapid development in the field of nano-plasmonics and metamaterials, and we invite such topics for inclusion in this Special Issue. We also encourage submissions on nano-materials science such as on graphene-based infrared detectors/emitters, and nanostructured narrow-band gap semiconductors.
Prof. Dr. Tadaaki Nagao
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- Thermal radiation
- Infrared detectors
- Infrared emitters