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Spectroscopy Applied on Nanomaterials

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Materials were always important tools in the technological development mainly due to their stability with respect to their physical/chemical properties in a wide range of time. From this stability, it is possible to use materials in several knowledge areas, such as arts, improvement of buildings, security, information, and health. Nanomaterials have been researched in the clean water, antibacteriological agent, sunscreen, and solar cell showing great versatility in the human-environment contact. However, the hardest challenge facing humanity in the years to come is to build a sustainable society.

Nanomaterials can be understood as nanoscale materials (at least one dimension) that have physicochemical properties different from those characterized by the same material in the bulk shape. This difference is responsible for changes in the optical properties of the nanomaterials due to high surface dangling bond concentration. The development of nanomaterials has made impressive progress through use of spectroscopes analysis such as AFM, SEM, EXAFS, XAS, photoluminescence, ultraviolet, Raman, and others to form the foundations of nanoscience and nanotechnology which has been recognized as one of the key drivers of science, technology, and economics in the last years. Materials at nanoscale were included within society and global economy as base materials in several technological tools, that is, in DRAM, sensors, capacitors, and so forth. Therefore, the spectroscopic knowledge necessary to study optical properties in nanomaterials is applied to improve the human well-being and to contribute to the economy. In this themed issue, you will find a series of articles focused on materials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic and structural simulations in solid state
  • Spectroscopy applied in nanomaterials
  • Photoluminescence in disordered solids

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jspec/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/jspec/san/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 23 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 18 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Sergio Ricardo de Lazaro, Department of Chemistry, Ponta Grossa State University, Avenida Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748 Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil

Guest Editors

  • Juan Andres, Departamento de Química Física y Analítica, Universitat Jaume I, Avenida de Vicent Sos Baynat, 12071 Castellón, Spain
  • Marco Cebim, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Francisco Degni 55, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
  • Mario Godinho Júnior, Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Avenida Lamartine P. Avelar, 1120 Catalão, GO, Brazil
  • Cauê Ribeiro, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Rua XV de Novembro, 1452 São Carlos, SP, Brazil