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Special Issue "Optical Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Stephane Jobic

Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3, France
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Interests: solid state chemistry (inorganic and organic-inorganic materials); optical materials (pigments, UV-absorbers, TCO, X-chromes, fluorescent and long lasting phosphorescent materials, p-type semiconductors, photovoltaics, etc.); structure-property relationship; impact of defects on properties
Guest Editor
Dr. Camille Latouche

Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3, France
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Interests: DFT; TD-DFT; GW; BSE; defect formation energy; defect concentration; electronic structure; luminescence; phosphorescence; vibronic coupling; structure-property relationship; impact of defects on properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research devoted to optics has been growing rapidly in the past decades together with numerous applications in many industrial fields (lightings, photovoltaics, sensors, etc). In order to provide a brief insight into the very latest achievements in the optical area, a Special Issue of the Molecules journal will be dedicated to optical properties in solids. This issue targets the molecular, inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid compounds and composites, with a focus on the relationship between the structure and properties. In that context, experimental as well as theoretical contributions will be appreciated.

This Special Issue will cover several domains in optics, e.g., luminescence, transparent conductive oxides (TCO), X-chromic materials (e.g., photochromism and electrochromism), pigments, UV-absorbers, IR reflectors, etc. This issue wishes to exhibit the strengths of modern experimental synthesis, characterizations and applications of optical activities together with the intake of modelling tools used as super probe to rationalize properties or help in the conception of optical materials (bulk, nanoparticles, thin films). Indeed, in the last few years, the strong collaborations between experimentalists and theoreticians allowed to break locks and to design new materials with optimized properties. All these pioneer studies pave the way to the reinforcement between modelling and experiments. In this context, the Special Issue will meet theoretical and experimental works.

Dr. Stephane Jobic
Dr. Camille Latouche
Guest Editors

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 semimonthly 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.


  • Materials (inorganics, organic-inorganic hybrids materials, composites, molecular materials)
  • Luminescent materials
  • Smart pigments
  • Transparent conducting oxides and related materials
  • IR reflectors
  • Optoelectronics
  • Defects and optics
  • Optical materials for photocatalysis, photovoltaics, etc
  • DFT and ab initio modelling
  • Structure-property relationship

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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