Journal of Nanomaterials

Photoluminescence Properties of Nanocrystals


Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Dec 2011

Lead Editor

1Universidade Federal de São Carlos; Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil

2Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil

3Departamento de Ciences Experimentals, Universiatat Juame I, Castello, Spain

4Department of Applied Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India


Photoluminescence Properties of Nanocrystals

Description

The photoluminescence is a well-known physical phenomenon observed in many kinds of materials. Basically, it probably occurs when a specific solid absorbs photons (hν) with a particular wavelength (λ). After this excitation process, the recombination of the electron-hole pair in solid results in the emission of photons (hν΄) (lower energy than that found in the absorbed photons). In the last years, the photoluminescence of nanocrystals has been widely investigated because of its strategic importance for the technological development of optical devices, such as light-emitting diodes, lasers, sensors, scintillators, medical diagnostics, displays, electronic panels, and so forth.

This special issue of Journal of Nanomaterials aims to provide the readers with an overview on the latest achievements related to the photoluminescence properties of nanocrystals, mainly including synthesis methods, spectroscopic/microscopic characterizations, crystal growth, theoretical calculations, and models to explain the photoluminescence behavior. Moreover, theoretical studies based on the structure and photoluminescence properties will be also appreciated. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental studies on the relation or effect between microstructure (shape, surface energy, or crystallographic orientation) and electronic structure (bands, density of states, charge density maps, etc.) and photoluminescence properties
  • Structural characterizations: X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, Raman, infrared, X-ray photoelectron, and so forth
  • Photoluminescence characterization: absorption, excitation, and emission spectra; room temperature and low temperature photoluminescence properties; new photoluminescence characterization methods or equipments
  • Novel preparation of rare earth or semiconductor nanocrystals and their photoluminescence properties

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/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 December 2011
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 2 March 2012
Publication DateFriday, 1 June 2012

Lead Guest Editor

  • L. S. Cavalcante, Universidade Federal de São Carlos; Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil

Guest Editors

  • J. C. Sczancoski, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil
  • J. A. Varela, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil
  • E. Longo, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil
  • J. Andrés, Departamento de Ciences Experimentals, Universiatat Juame I, Castello, Spain
  • S. K. Rout, Department of Applied Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
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