Special Issue "Near-Infrared Luminescent Materials"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Rik Van Deun
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Guest Editor
L3 – Luminescent Lanthanide Lab, Department of Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S3, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: lanthanide; rare-earth; luminescence; coordination chemistry; inorganic chemistry; nanomaterials; metal organic frameworks; complexes; phosphors; energy transfer
Dr. Flavia Artizzu
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Guest Editor
L3 – Luminescent Lanthanide Lab, Department of Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S3, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: near-infrared luminescence; lanthanides; coordination chemistry; erbium; 8-hydroxyquinolinates; dye-sensitised nanoparticles; hybrid materials; luminescent perovskites; photophysical processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Near-infrared (NIR) luminescent materials are becoming more and more important in our highly technological and interconnected society. Applications such as optical data communication, NIR-lasing, solar energy conversion, bio-imaging, etc., all take advantage of the longer-wavelength NIR light in some way or another. Materials that emit NIR light can come in different flavors, such as organic dyes with an extended aromatic π-system, quantum dots, lanthanide-based compounds, materials containing transition metal ions, etc. Nonetheless, the design of NIR emitters presents intriguing challenges encompassing the tunability of the emission wavelength, the increase in radiative rate, and multiple emission quenching phenomena occurring in this spectral region. This Special Issue aims at inorganic matter that emits NIR light and is open to research that deals with synthesis, full structural characterization, photoluminescence properties investigation, and application of NIR-emitting materials from the point of view of materials science, chemistry, physics or neighboring disciplines.

Prof. Dr. Rik Van Deun
Dr. Flavia Artizzu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Near-infrared luminescence
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Photophysics
  • Synthesis and characterization

Published Papers

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