Special Issue "Advances in Photonic and Plasmonic Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics: Characterization, Modelling, and Nanodevices".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2020).
Interests: laser ablation nanoparticle–polymer composites; laser materials microprocessing; laser additive manufacturing; nanomagnetism; semiconductor optoelectronics; thin-film technology; spectroscopy; microscopy
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Photonic and plasmonic nanomaterials are nanomaterials whose interaction with photons results in electronic excitation and in charge or energy transfer. They find a large number of applications in chemical sensing, optoelectronics, catalysis, quantum information processing, photovoltaics, and others.
Size-dependent light emission from semiconducting quantum dots, due to the quantum confinement effect, forms the basis for their use in LEDs, displays, photodetectors, and medical imaging. Plasmon resonance absorption in metallic nanoparticles is used in the effective light coupling of solar cells or of surface enhanced Raman scattering. The photoexcitation of bimetallic nanoparticles is used in the catalysis of a hydrogen or oxygen evolution reaction or in the degradation of water contaminants. Nonstoichiometric binary semiconducting nanoparticles can produce wavelength controllable defects related luminescence. Hybrid nanostructures consisting of graphene and plasmonic nanoparticles can be used for photocatalytic dye degradation. Hybrids consisting of plasmonic nanoparticles and metal oxide nanoplates are used as chemical sensors.
Photonic and plasmonic nanomaterials can be synthesized by a number of methods, including colloidal chemistry, laser ablation, spark current decomposition, electrochemistry, and others.
Nanomaterials invites papers for a Special Issue, Advances of Photonic and Plasmonic Nanomaterials. Experimental and theoretical articles will be accepted regarding the preparation, characterization, and application of photonic and plasmonic nanomaterials. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- semiconductor quantum dots
- plasmonic metallic nanoparticles
- photonic metamaterials
- photonic nanocrystals
- photonic nanostructures
- carbon nanostructures
Dr. Nikolaos G. Semaltianos
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- quantum dot
- plasmon resonance