Special Issue "Luminescent Nanomaterials and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
In the past two decades, luminescence nanomaterials have attracted a considerable amount of interest because of their unique physicochemical, structural, and spectroscopic characteristics. Apart from their applications in classic phosphor technologies such as in fluorescent lamps, light emitting diodes, emission displays, X-ray detectors, and tomography, luminescent nanomaterials continue to provide breakthroughs in the areas of security (banknotes, identification documents, etc.), biological labeling (e.g., in research and for non-invasive medical diagnosis), sensing, and photovoltaics. It is possible to finely tune their spectroscopic and physicochemical properties suiting specific requirements. Important examples of these materials include semiconductor quantum dots, carbon dots, metal-doped nanomaterials, metal nanoclusters, or organic–inorganic composites and hybrids.
The present multidisciplinary Special Issue aims to publish state-of-the-art manuscripts concerning synthesis, investigations, and applications of luminescent nanomaterials in various areas of research. The topics of the issue tentatively include but are not limited to:
- Synthesis of novel luminescent nanomaterials;
- Nanostructured optical materials for biomedical applications, such as biological imaging, biosensors, and photothermal therapy;
- Luminescent nanoparticles for lighting, imaging, security, and sensing applications from UV to mid-infrared spectral regions;
- New inorganic and organic nanomaterials for spectral conversion;
- Quantum cutting, upconversion, and luminescence downshifting nanomaterials;
- Transition metal dichalcogenide single-photon emitters such as WSe2, hBN, etc.
Dr. Ashish Arora
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. Nanomaterials 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 2200 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.
- solid-state lighting
- optical nanomaterials
- nanoparticles synthesis
- optical sensing
- quantum cutting
- spectral conversion
- luminescence down shifting
- biological labeling
- photothermal therapy
- quantum dots
- carbon nanotubes
- 2D materials
- transition metal dichalcogenides
- large band gap semiconductors
- rare earth doped luminescent materials
- spectroscopic properties