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Special Issue "Dynamics and Applications of Photon-Nanostructured Systems"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: Photonic synthesis of novel nanostructures, photonic surface processing with short light wavelengths, physics of interphases, electronic properties of nanocomposites, space sciences including materials, bio-photonics and nano-toxicology
Nanotechnologies are tracking different stages of novel technological applications by integrating molecular functionalities with the macro-world. Not to mention the scientific research on metamaterials and nanorobotic systems, photons, besides their use in almost all aspects of modern life, carry an immense amount of quantum information, which, when combined with nanoscience and nanotechnological tools, allows one to visualise novel technological applications such as quantum computing. Photonics for nano-applications refers to the research and development of novel nanodevices, functionalities, and applications based on photonic nanostructured and photon-shaped materials or photon–nanomaterial interactions having specific and tailored functionalities. Therefore, not only the submission of research articles with proof-of-concept demonstrations is encouraged for this Special Issue, but also the submission of articles including upcoming and future ideas with a strong interdisciplinary fundamental, theoretical, and applied character, over a wide range of thematic areas in physics, chemistry engineering, and biology, is welcome. Among other classical subjects of photonic nanotechnology, we invite articles on photon surface processing and interphases, nano- and non-equilibrium thermodynamic, chaos and non-linear behavior at the nanoscale, quantum and nano-effects in biological systems and nanorotors.
Dr. Evangelia Sarantopoulou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Photonic nanoscience and nanotechnologies and surface processing
- Photonic quantum and size effects at the nanoscale
- Photonic generation of nanoparticles and nano-objects
- Laser and light processing of material and applications at the nanoscale
- Photonic surface functionalization
- Non-equilibrium systems, chaos, and non-linear dynamics
- Photonic self-assembly
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: [email protected]
Authors: Meng Ding, Zhen Guo(corresponding author), Lianqun Zhou, Lili Zhang, Leyong Zeng, Dalong Song
Affiliation: Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Abstract: As an important wide bandgap semiconductor, ZnO and its nanostructures have received a great deal of attention because of the potential advantages in optoelectronic and other fields applications. However, the performances of above mentioned applications are strongly dependent on the structural and optical properties of ZnO nanostructures, with the decrease of scale of nanostructures, the surface and interface properties can affect generation and transport process of photo-generated carriers, and determine the photoelectric properties. Thus, enhancement of nanostructures crystal quality, construct core shell nanostructures and improvement of the surface or interface properties have therefore become the focus of research efforts in ZnO nanoscience field. Here, we review the recent progress in the surface and interface engineering of ZnO nanostructures, including the modification methods, sensitization materials, the optical and electrical properties and their relationships to surface and interface properties of these ZnO nanostructures. In addition, by putting at the basis of the discussions some specific examples, the performances of emission and photodetection nano-devices and other applications of ZnO nanostructures are also discussed. Finally, the further direction in ZnO nanomaterials and related optoelectronic applications would also be forecasted.