Special Issue "Nanosized Luminescent Materials: Advances and Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 December 2018).
Interests: inorganic luminescent material; colloids; semiconductors, polymer nanocomposites, photocatalysts; synthesis; structural analysis; optical and spectroscopic properties; applications of nanoparticles in: photonics and optoelectronics, biology and medicine, chemical and (bio)sensors, phototherapy, antimicrobial agents, and fluorescent labels
Interests: glass photonics; glass-ceramics; nanomaterials; rare earths; sol-gel method; high-temperature melt quenching method; optical and spectroscopic properties; structure and processing of glasses; glass-ceramics and films for optical applications and photonics; energy transfer
Interests: glass photonics; properties, structure and processing of glasses, crystals and film for optical applications and photonics; integrated optics; transparent glass ceramics; confined structures including photonic crystals, waveguides, microcavities, and microresonators
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Design and preparation of nanosized inorganic, either semiconductor or the rare earth doped, luminescent materials with improved performance have aroused considerable interest in recent years due to their unique structural, physicochemical, and, most importantly, spectrosopic properties.
The scope of the present special issue is broad, aiming to promote synergies and support for a multidisciplinary audience interested in being updated both in their own research field and correlated areas. This special issue aims to extensively cover main scientific and technological areas related to Nanosized Luminescent Materials with particular emphasis on new functional devices structured at the subwavelength scale, and the extension of operating wavelengths into the blue/UV and Mid-infrared regions. Luminescent nano objects and systems and derived photonic structures are among the forefront enabling technologies to address successfully social-economical challenges that we are facing in many fields going from health care to security, from environmental protection to advanced manufacturing.
In particular, the rare earth activated nanomaterials are used in everyday life with a wide spectrum of applications in manufacturing nanoscale electronic, optoelectronic and sensing devices, lasers, solid-state lighting, solar-cells, biological imaging, biosensors and photothermal therapy. Different preparation methods allow us to obtain various nanosized materials, such as: powders, colloids, quantum dots, thin films, planar waveguides, and photonic crystals.
Through this Special Issue, in order to present the state of the art applications of the nanosized, both luminescent large-band-gap semiconductor and the rare earth doped luminiscent materials, we aim to particularly highlight their spectroscopic properties resulting from synthesis, stabilization, modification and (bio) functionalization of the surface.Dr. Dragana Jovanović
Dr. Lidia Zur
Dr. Maurizio Ferrari
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- Aerospace, defense, security
- Chemical sensors
- Clean energy
- Colloidal route
- Co-precipitation method
- Energy transfer
- Frequency conversion
- Glass ceramics
- High temperature melt quenching method
- Hydro(solvo)thermal method
- Integrated optics
- Laser ablation
- Laser materials processing
- Laser writing
- Laser-assisted manufacturing and micro/nano fabrication
- Long-lasting luminescent systems
- Modeling and simulation
- Optical communications
- Photon management
- Photonic crystals
- Photothermal therapy
- Planar waveguides
- Quantum dots
- Quantum optics
- Quantum technologies
- Rare earths
- Reverse micelles
- Single photon sources and detectors
- Sol-gel method
- Solid-state lighting
- Spectroscopic properties
- Structural health monitoring
- Subwavelenghts luminescent nanobjects
- Switches, modulators
- Thin films
- Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis