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Glass-Ceramic Functional Materials: Synthesis and Applications

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 2990

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Department of Functional Materials, FunGlass—Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovakia
Interests: semiconductors; water splitting; photocatalysis; glass and glass-ceramics; inorganic optical materials
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Materials physics department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: optical tweezer; spectroscopy; luminescence; biophotonic; biophysics
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Dep. de Físca, Universidad de la Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Interests: optical microresonators and photonic devices; doped glasses and glass-ceramics

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Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Science (CEGM), Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University (NPRU), Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Interests: Ln3+ doped glass for photonics and scintillation materials; Glass coloration; Radiation Shielding glass

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Molecules. This Special Issue is devoted to various synthesis, processing, and characterization methods of different types of nanostructured glass-ceramic systems, including materials with linear and non-linear optical properties, functional materials for energy, coherent and non-coherent optical sources, photocatalytic materials with a special interest in water splitting, glass-ceramics with interesting electrical and magnetic properties, modelling of photonic glass-ceramics, bioactive glass-ceramics, and others.

In this Special Issue, we will provide the state-of-the-art technological advances and the latest and novel research in the synthesis, processing, and characterization used to analyse the chemical and physical properties of these systems, focussing on the innovative applications of nanostructured glass-ceramics. The study of different physical phenomena, and the relationship between structural, mechanical, and the optical, dielectric, and magnetic properties of glass-ceramics are also welcome.

This Special Issue will also accept diverse forms of contributions, including research papers, short communications, methods, and review articles.

Dr. José Joaquín Velázquez García
Dr. Patricia Haro González
Dr. Leopoldo Martin
Prof. Dr. Jakrapong Kaewkhao
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Keywords

  • Glass and glass-ceramics
  • Optical and photonic properties
  • Non-linear optics
  • Photocatalytic properties
  • Nanocrystallization
  • Structure–properties relationship
  • Sensing
  • Bioglass and glass-ceramics
  • Magnetic properties
  • Functional glass-ceramics

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In Situ Synthesis of β-Na1.5Y1.5F6: Er3+ Crystals in Oxyfluoride Silicate Glass for Temperature Sensors and Their Spectral Conversion and Optical Thermometry Analysis
by Rajesh Dagupati, Robert Klement, Ramaraghavulu Rajavaram, José J. Velázquez and Dušan Galusek
Molecules 2021, 26(22), 6901; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26226901 - 16 Nov 2021
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Transparent oxyfluoride glass-ceramics (GCs) with embedded β-Na1.5Y1.5F6 crystals doped with Er3+ ions were fabricated by a melt-quenching method with subsequent heat-treatment. The structural characterizations and spectroscopic techniques were performed to verify the precipitation [...] Read more.
Transparent oxyfluoride glass-ceramics (GCs) with embedded β-Na1.5Y1.5F6 crystals doped with Er3+ ions were fabricated by a melt-quenching method with subsequent heat-treatment. The structural characterizations and spectroscopic techniques were performed to verify the precipitation of β-Na1.5Y1.5F6 crystals and partition of the Er3+ dopant into the crystals. Bright green up-conversion (UC) emission was achieved in Er3+-doped glass-ceramic (Er-GC). Furthermore, the temperature-dependent visible UC behavior based on thermally coupled energy levels (TCLs) and non-thermally coupled energy levels (NTCLs) was also examined in the temperature range 298 k to 823 K with maximum relative sensitivity (Sr) of 1.1% K−1 at 298 K for TCLs in Er-G and Er-GC samples. Full article
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