Special Issue "Micro/Nano-surfaces: Fabrication and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: metamaterials for IR sensors; hydrogen detection; radiative cooling; photonic crystal sensors
Interests: nanofabrication; nanophotonics; micro-optics; 3D laser fabrication (additive and subtractive); ablation; light-matter interaction; solar hydrogen
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Future breakthroughs in science and applications are expected from a better understanding and harnessing of mesoscale phenomena. The mesoscale length spans from nanometers to millimeters (nm-to-mm) and usually implies a hierarchical character of structural organization and complex composition. This creates challenges in theoretical modeling and fabrication of materials/structures with mesoscale characteristics. With increasing computing power required for modeling processes on different length and time scales and modern trends in high fabrication throughput and the 3D character of innovative nanotechnology techniques, a new class of materials can be created with tailored optical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. In photonics, metamaterials with tailored optical properties are one of the fastest developing fields.
The proposed Special Issue of Nanomaterials “Micro/Nano-Surfaces: Fabrication and Applications” aims to highlight the multi-disciplinary character of fabrication solutions and reflect the breadth of application fields. Papers covering fundamental and modeling aspects of various functional mesoscale phenomena are also most welcome. The fast-changing state-of-the-art in 3D nano-micro-fabrication techniques warrants the most recent snapshot of this dynamic field which can be illustrated by a variety of specific applications. Applications from the widest range in nano-, bio-, and chemo-sensors, manipulation of light over vis-IR-THz spectral ranges, solar cell, photo-catalysis, surface property control (wetting, friction, bactericidal), etc. are invited.
Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Nishijima
Prof. Dr. Saulius Juodkazis
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- Metamaterials for photo-catalysis
- Solar cells
- Bactericidal surfaces
- Energy harvesting