Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Photonics and Plasmonics"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: photonics; plasmonics; Raman; SERS; nanomaterials
Interests: Raman; SERS; TERS; Biomarkers, Nanomaterials, Sensors
Interests: biophotonics; nanohybrid materials; optical sensors; plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies; theranostics
Light–matter interactions at the nanoscale can lead to a plethora of optical effects, thus paving the way for a wide range of applications, from harvesting and new light sources to imaging and sensing. For this reason, interest in nanophotonics has significantly increased in modern times. On the other hand, the fabrication of nanostructures that can meet the demand for a suitable light–matter coupling, such as precise shape, size, and geometry, both ordered and disordered, is a research field in constant expansion. Moreover, metallic nanomaterials and their plasmonic properties are known to promote an increase of light–matter interactions. These occurrences have a large impact in enhanced spectroscopies, dramatically increasing their sensitivity, with important outcomes in the diagnostic and medical fields. At the same time, the modelling, synthesis, and characterization of nanomaterials are crucial to approach and deepen fundamental physics at the nanoscale.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials concentrates on a wide range of topics, including advances in the preparation and characterization of photonics and plasmonics materials and their use in modern devices based on light–matter coupling at the nanoscale. Therefore, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, which welcomes experimental and theoretical original research papers, communications, and reviews articles.
Dr. Barbara Fazio
Dr. Cristiano D’Andrea
Dr. Paolo Matteini
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- Nanostructures: synthesis and characterizations
- Plasmonics materials
- Photonics materials
- Nanomaterials for optical devices
- Nanomaterials for sensing
- Enhanced spectroscopies, SERS, TERS, and SEIRA/SEIRS
- Dielectric, hybrid, and carbon-based nanostructures
- Light–matter coupling
- Mie scatterers
- Light-induced theranostics application of nanoparticles