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Special Issue "Optical Properties of Nanomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Xuejun Lu

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Francis College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
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Interests: quantum dot infrared photodetectors; nanoplasmonics; optical antennas; flexible electronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nano materials and low dimensional materials such as quantum wells (QW), nanowires (NW), and quantum dots (QD), as well as two-dimensional (2D) materials, have been important research fields in both fundamental physics and a variety of practical applications in light generation, manipulation, receiving, and harvesting, as well as biosensing. Due to strong quantum confinement, nanomaterials show extraordinary electrical and optical properties that strongly depend on their materials and geometric properties. This Special Issue is dedicated to introducing recent advances in the optical properties of nanomaterials and their applications in a wide variety areas. It is my great pleasure serve as the Guest Editor for this Special Issue, and, accordingly, I cordially invite you to submit a review paper or an original research paper. Short communication papers are welcome as well.

Prof. Xuejun Lu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nanomaterials
  • low dimensional materials
  • quantum confinement
  • optical properties
  • metamaterials
  • optoelectronics

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