Special Issue "Luminescent Rare-Earth Based Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: lanthanide luminescence; temperature-dependent luminescence; ratiometric temperature sensors; cryogenic sensing; anti-counterfeiting; up-conversion; nanomaterials; core-shell structures; polyoxometalates; metal organic frameworks; periodic mesoporous organosilica
Rare-earth-based materials are attracting a wide range of interest due to their optical properties, which have found a wide spectrum of applications such as solid-state lighting, lasers, solar cells, biological imaging, biosensors, and optoelectronics to name a few. Preparing these materials at the nano-size is crucial for many current and future applications.
Rare-earth-based nanomaterials exhibit important advantages over other available luminescent nanomaterials due to their low toxicity, photostability, high thermal and chemical stability, sharp emission bands, high luminescence quantum yields and relatively long luminescence decay times. Among the most common inorganic matrices are the fluoride matrix (very low vibrational energies) as well as the tungstate, molybdate and vanadate matrices. An important research topic concerning rare-earth-based nanomaterials is the development of core–shell nanoparticles and up-conversion nanoparticles. Up-conversion is the process where the absorption of two or more photons leads to the emission of light at shorter wavelengths than the excitation wavelength, which means that near-infrared excitation is converted to visible wavelengths. Developing core–shell nanostructures allows minimizing the surface quenching effects, which results in the enhanced luminescence of such materials. Recently a very attractive topic has been nanothermometers and rare-earth-based nanothermometers. They are crucial for the development of temperature sensors in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, chemical microreactors and thermal barrier coatings.
The Special Issue on “Luminescent rare-earth-based nanomaterials” will cover a wide range of research fields, including rare-earths and nanomaterials, nanofabrication, core–shell structures, nanosensors, bioprobes, and security devices in the form of reviews, communications, and academic articles.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Development of core–shell up-conversion nanoparticles
- Energy transfer in core-shell type nanoparticles
- Novel ratiometric temperature nanosensors
- Near-infrared emitting systems
- Development of bioprobes based on rare-earth-doped nanoparticles
- Rare-earth nanomaterials for anti-counterfeit applications
- Applications of rare-earth-based nanomaterials
Dr. Anna M. Kaczmarek
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- nanomaterials synthesize and characterization
- optical properties
- temperature nanosensors
- energy transfer