Special Issue "Functional Plasmonic Nanostructures"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 11 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ir. Sammy W. Verbruggen
Guest Editor
University of Antwerp, Sustainable Energy
Interests: Plasmonics, Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemical cells, Air Purification, Core-Shell Nanoparticles, Self-Cleaning Coatings, Photoreactor Design, Hydrogen

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plasmonic nanostructures have found their way into various fields of science, ranging from photocatalysis and photovoltaics, over (bio)sensing and spectroscopy, to medical applications. Every day researchers around the globe develop new plasmonic materials with improved functionalities for any of these application fields. This special issue aims to provide a perspective on exciting new developments of functional plasmonic nanostructures. We invite original research contributions or consice topical reviews both on the level of synthesis and characterization, as well as the various applications of new plasmonic nanomaterials. Theoretical studies highlighting the potential of dedicated plasmonic configurations are also welcomed. We are looking forward to learn about your most recent discoveries soon!

Prof. Dr. Ir. Sammy W. Verbruggen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Synthesis and Characterization of Plasmonic Nanostructures
  • Core-Shell nanoparticles
  • Mono-, bi- and tri-metallic nanoparticles
  • Surface Functionalization
  • 2D and 3D nano-assemblies
  • Numerical Simulations
  • Photocatalysis
  • Light Harvesting
  • (Bio)Sensing
  • Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Photothermal effects & Photodynamic Therapy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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