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Special Issue "Researches on Photonics and Plasmonics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Abel Santos
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School of Chemical Engineering, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), The University of Adelaide, Engineering North Building, Adelaide 5005, Australia
Interests: structural engineering of nanoporous materials; photocatalysis and energy; nanophotonics and plasmonics; optical sensing and biosensing; smart drug delivery from nanocarriers and surface coatings for biomedical applications; microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for all-in-one sensing applications
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Dear Colleagues,

In light–matter interactions at the nanoscale, every photon is precious. To understand these interactions will be a critical step in designing and engineering advanced photonic and plasmonic materials and molecules that can efficiently harness photons for a plethora of applications, including chemical sensing and biosensing, energy harvesting and storage, telecommunications, catalysis and synthesis of chemicals, medical imaging and therapy, photonics and optoelectronics, and environmental remediation. Recent decades have witnessed an extensive research activity into the precise engineering of plasmonic and photonic materials and molecules, from fundamental studies to applied science. This Special Issue is dedicated to recent research advances in photonic and plasmonic materials and molecules. The broad and interdisciplinary applicability of these materials will be of profound and immediate interest for a broad audience, ranging from physicists, chemists, engineers, and material scientists.

Dr. Abel Santos
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Photonics;
  • Plasmonics;
  • Chemical Sensing and Biosensing;
  • Medical Imaging and Therapy;
  • Energy Harvesting and Storage;
  • Catalysis and Synthesis of Chemicals;
  • Medical Imaging and Therapy;
  • Optoelectronics;
  • Environmental Remediation.

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The Role of Percent Volume Buried in the Characterization of Copper(I) Complexes for Lighting Purposes
Molecules 2020, 25(11), 2647; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25112647 - 06 Jun 2020
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The usefulness of percent volume buried (%Vbur) as a readily quantifiable property is investigated with regard to [Cu(NN)(PP)]+ complexes of interest for lighting purposes. Photoluminescence quantum yields (PLQYs) and single crystal X-ray structures of 100 reported compounds were assembled, %V [...] Read more.
The usefulness of percent volume buried (%Vbur) as a readily quantifiable property is investigated with regard to [Cu(NN)(PP)]+ complexes of interest for lighting purposes. Photoluminescence quantum yields (PLQYs) and single crystal X-ray structures of 100 reported compounds were assembled, %Vbur of the ligand systems were calculated and analyzed for correlations. We found that increased shielding of the central Cu(I) cation relying on shared contributions of both (NN) and (PP) ligand systems led to increased PLQYs. These findings are of relevance for future characterizations of Cu(I)-based complexes and their photophysical behavior in the solid-state. Full article
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Metadevices with Potential Practical Applications
Molecules 2019, 24(14), 2651; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24142651 - 22 Jul 2019
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Metamaterials are “new materials” with different superior physical properties, which have generated great interest and become popular in scientific research. Various designs and functional devices using metamaterials have formed a new academic world. The application concept of metamaterial is based on designing diverse [...] Read more.
Metamaterials are “new materials” with different superior physical properties, which have generated great interest and become popular in scientific research. Various designs and functional devices using metamaterials have formed a new academic world. The application concept of metamaterial is based on designing diverse physical structures that can break through the limitations of traditional optical materials and composites to achieve extraordinary material functions. Therefore, metadevices have been widely studied by the academic community recently. Using the properties of metamaterials, many functional metadevices have been well investigated and further optimized. In this article, different metamaterial structures with varying functions are reviewed, and their working mechanisms and applications are summarized, which are near-field energy transfer devices, metamaterial mirrors, metamaterial biosensors, and quantum-cascade detectors. The development of metamaterials indicates that new materials will become an important breakthrough point and building blocks for new research domains, and therefore they will trigger more practical and wide applications in the future. Full article
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