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Special Issue "Lanthanides: New Trends and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Lianshe Fu

CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: lanthanide; photoluminescence; organic-inorganic hybrid; white light-emitting diode; luminescent solar concentrator; sol-gel method; computational chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lanthanide (Ln) compounds have been widely applied to display, solid-state lighting, integrated optics and optical telecommunications fields due to their intrinsic luminescent features, such as high emission quantum yield, narrow bandwidth, long lifetimes and ligand-dependent luminescence sensitization. In recent years, Ln-based organic-inorganic hybrids, metal-organic frameworks, gels (hydrogels and organogels) as monoliths, thin films or nanomaterials have been synthesized and show new trends in molecular thermometers, chemical sensing, luminescent solar concentrators, white light-emitting diodes, anticounterfeiting, quick response code and biomedical (biosensing, imaging and theranostics) applications. These materials can also be tailored for multifunctional applications owing to the diverse emission profiles and color tunablilities.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the contributions from researchers and experts to study all application aspects of Ln-based materials. I would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Lianshe Fu
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.


  • Lanthanide
  • Phosphor
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid
  • Coordination polymer
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Ionic liquid
  • Sol-gel method
  • Luminescence
  • Downconversion
  • Downshifting
  • Upconversion
  • Sensing
  • Lighting
  • Optical imaging
  • Luminescent solar concentrator
  • White light-emitting diode
  • Luminescent thermometry
  • Biomedical application
  • Telecommunication
  • Logic gate

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