Special Issue "Perspectives in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Related Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: vibrational spectroscopy; separation science; enrichment techniques; mass spectrometry
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Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is one of the most rapidly advancing spectroscopic techniques. Mainly known as an analytical tool useful for sample characterization and content quantification, it is a potent tool used in various other fields, e.g. NIR imaging techniques in biophotonics, medical applications or in characterization of food products. Ongoing miniaturization and simplification of instrumentation brings the technique even to the ordinary consumer. NIR spectroscopy contributes to basic science and physical chemistry as well, e.g. by giving insights into the nature of molecular vibrations or intermolecular interactions. The technique has been developing in conjunction with advanced methods of data analysis; recent years have highlighted the potential in applying computational chemistry for improving interpretability of NIR spectra. However, one may also notice some adverse effects of such popularity. The growing diversity of the methods and applications related to NIR spectroscopy has led to a dispersion of the contributions among disparate scientific communities.
Following the success of the former Special Issue published in Molecules ‘Advances in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Related Computational Methods’ (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/infrared_computational) we consider the present Special Issue as the continuation that will be further helpful in bringing together these distinct communities.
The Special Issue aims for reflecting the diversity of methods and applications in NIR spectroscopy. To suit this purpose, it additionally welcomes research topics not directly focused on NIR region, which however remain relevant by employing the methodologies essential for NIR spectroscopy. We believe such scope promotes the exchange of ideas with no artificial limits or strict categorization. We thus hope the Special Issue will create a formidable opportunity for Authors and Readers in pushing the frontier of this discipline of science.
Prof. Dr. Christian Huck
Dr. Krzysztof Bec
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
- analytical spectroscopy
- NIR imaging/mapping
- hyperspectral image processing
- hand-held/portable spectrometers
- chemometrics and data analysis
- theoretical spectroscopy
- theoretical methods for spectra interpretation