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Special Issue "Plasmonic Nanostructures and Related Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Localized surface plasmon resonance endows plasmonic nanostructures with powerful properties, which have led to the development of more and more applications in the last decade. Charge and energy transfers and high field enhancements make plasmonic nanostructures very interesting objects to transfer light energy to their surrounding environment. They are now integrated with other media, such as quantum dots, semiconductors, biomolecules, active molecules or fluids, and are used to probe as well as to transform matter. Understanding their optical and thermal responses is crucial to better control their interaction with light and to design more efficient and sustainable devices. We invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the most recent progress and new developments in the design and utilization of plasmonic nanostructures for highly efficient, novel devices relevant to all kinds of applications. This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of subjects, from fundamentals of nanoscale plasmonics, design and synthesis of metallic nanostructures to their use as functional devices in materials science, biology, chemistry and optics. The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Modeling of light interaction with plasmonic nanostructures
- Plasmon-assisted processes: charge transfer, energy transfer, hot electrons, spectroscopy
- Synthesis of metallic nanomaterials driven by light
- Novel fabrication technologies of plasmonic nanomaterials/coating
- Plasmonic nanostructures in solar energy conversion
- Plasmonic nanomaterials and metastructures with novel optical properties
- Plasmonic nanostructures for catalytic and sensing applications
- Biomedical applications of plasmonics
- Active plasmonic devices
- Novel security solutions based on plasmonics
- Light control with plasmonic devices
- IR plasmonics
Prof. Nathalie Destouches
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