Special Issue "Photoinduced Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanocomposite Materials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 77

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniele Catone
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Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR (ISM-CNR), EuroFEL Support Laboratory (EFSL), Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; semiconductor; plasmonics; perovskites; ultrafast spectroscopy; photoluminescence spectroscopy; photoelectron spectroscopy
Dr. Stefano Turchini
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Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR (ISM-CNR), EuroFEL Support Laboratory (EFSL), Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; semiconductor; plasmonics; perovskites; ultrafast spectroscopy; photoluminescence spectroscopy; photoelectron spectroscopy
Dr. Patrick O'Keeffe
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Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR (ISM-CNR), EuroFEL Support Laboratory (EFSL), 00015 Monterotondo Scalo, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; semiconductors; plasmonics; ultrafast spectroscopies; free electron lasers
Dr. Alessandra Paladini
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Istituto di Struttura della Materia,CNR (ISM-CNR), EuroFEL Support Laboratory (EFSL), 00015 Monterotondo Scalo, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; plasmonics; transient absorption spectroscopy; ultrafast processes; photocatalysis
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Dr. Francesco Toschi
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Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR (ISM-CNR), EuroFEL Support Laboratory (EFSL), Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; semiconductor; plasmonics; perovskites; ultrafast spectroscopy; photoluminescence spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanocomposite materials continue to attract enormous interest in the scientific community thanks to their outstanding properties, which can be tuned in order to enable their exploitation in a wide variety of applications by controlling the size, shape and composition of the nanostructures. In this context, the study of the ultrafast dynamics following the photoexcitation of nanocomposite materials provides information of fundamental importance for the understanding and optimization of those photophysical properties that make these active materials so attractive in application fields such as energy conversion, optoelectronics, photocatalysis, biology and even medicine.

Fine-tuning the size, structure, composition, grain boundaries, dopants and morphology of semiconductors, metallic and hybrid nanostructures and nanocomposites goes hand in hand with the understanding of how the tailoring of their photophysical properties can affect the photoexcited charge dynamics, with the aim of opening new paths to improve the performance of the devices where the nanocomposite materials have been employed.

This Special Issue is intended to collect articles on the ultrafast photophysical and dynamical properties of different types of nanocomposite and nanostructured materials and their applications, including: semiconductors in various morphologies such as nanowires, 2D materials, carbon-based materials, multilayer systems, thin films, photonic crystals, metallic and non-metallic plasmonic materials, highly doped semiconductors, transparent conductive oxides, hybrid perovskite materials, organic polymeric materials, organic blends, topological insulators and self-assembled systems. Studies of the photoinduced ultrafast dynamics in hybrid systems which combine two or more of the above materials are particularly welcome, without excluding nanostructured materials in general. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a showcase for articles that show the interplay between photoinduced ultrafast dynamics and relevant operating parameters of nanocomposite materials, indicating a route to optimize their photophysical properties and therefore the efficiency of the devices containing them.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of carrier and exciton dynamics in optoelectronic and photovoltaic materials;
  • Modelling, simulation, and characterization of carrier dynamics;
  • Sensitization of wide-bandgap semiconductors to visible radiation;
  • Effects of carrier dynamics and transport on photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic material efficiencies;
  • Transfer of energy at interfaces in hybrid systems;
  • Time-resolved plasmonic responses of materials both in isolated conditions and in contact with other materials;
  • Development of experimental and theoretical methods to study ultrafast photoinduced dynamics.

We welcome the submission of reviews, mini-reviews, original articles, and short communications highlighting the investigation of photoinduced ultrafast dynamics in nanomaterials.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Daniele Catone
Dr. Stefano Turchini
Dr. Patrick O'Keeffe
Dr. Alessandra Paladini
Dr. Francesco Toschi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanomaterials
  • optoelectronics
  • photovoltaics
  • photocatalysis
  • plasmonics
  • 1D/2D materials
  • carrier dynamics
  • ultrafast spectroscopy
  • time-resolved spectroscopy
  • photoluminescence spectroscopy

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