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Special Issue "Luminescent Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.
Interests: nanotechnology; synthesis; structural and morphological characterization; luminescence; superparamagnetism; Applications in visualization systems
In recent years, luminescent materials have been considered important components from a technological point of view, that are necessary for the functionality and success of many lighting and visualization systems. Their applications depend on the luminescent emission of the lanthanide ions: sharp lines, high efficiency and high lumen equivalence.
In the field of luminescent materials, the research in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology is enabling the synthesis, study, and use of luminescent materials that allow a reduction in global energy consumption and a multitude of new functionalities that can lead to multiple applications. In fact, the three main benefits of solid-state lighting technology are summarized as follows: (i) the inherent ability to generate light with high efficiency resulting in considerable energy savings; (ii) durability, generating potentially huge environmental benefits; and (iii) control of emission intensity with much greater precision, allowing it to be customized for specific applications.
In another area, modern medicine (early diagnosis of cancer and cardiovascular diseases) requires investigations focused on the synthesis of luminescent nanoparticles by employing as cell visualization systems that overcome the limitations of the use of techniques: high cost, low resolution, and the use of ionizing radiation or low speed of image acquisition. Although, the development of this research is still ongoing, it is still in its infancy, since some technological challenges are associated with certain evaluated parameters have not been resolved yet.
As such, I invite researchers working on the synthesis, characterization and study of luminescent materials to submit original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue, in order to provide the readers of luminescent nanomaterials with an updated perspective on the current state of affairs. Research may include any aspect related to solid-state lighting technologies or the use of luminescent nanoparticles in the field of biology and modern medicine.
Dr. Josefa Isasi Marín
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- Luminescent nanomaterials
- Luminescent nanoparticles
- Advanced processing
- Cellular display systems
- Solid-state lighting