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Optical Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites

Call for Papers

Semiconductor and metallic nanomaterials and nanocomposites possess interesting linear absorption, photoluminescence emission, and nonlinear optical properties. Nanomaterials having small particle sizes exhibit enhanced optical emission as well as nonlinear optical properties due to the quantum confinement effect. Synthesis, characterization, and measurement of optical properties of nanomaterials with different anisotropic shapes have also drawn significant attentions. Recently, a lot of research focuses have been given on the preparation of polymer semiconductor and other nanocomposites materials having potential applications in different optoelectronics and photonics devices. The synthesis of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) or graphene oxide-semiconductor nanocomposite with well-dispersed particles has gained a lot of attention due to its astonishing optoelectronic properties.

Authors are invited to submit the original research and review articles on the following topics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Semiconductor nanomaterials for optical applications
  • Plasmonic properties of metal nanoparticles and nanostructures
  • Nanocomposite materials including polymer semiconductor and graphene oxide-semiconductor nanoparticles for optical applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jnm/oppro/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 10 May 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 2 August 2013
Publication DateFriday, 27 September 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Pathik Kumbhakar, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal 713209, India

Guest Editors

  • Suprakas Sinha Ray, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
  • Andey L. Stepanov, Nano-Optics and Nano-Plasmonics Group, Kazan Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan 420029, Russia