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Optical Molecular Systems: From Design to Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2024 | Viewed by 129

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Photoactive Materials Research Unit, IDONIAL Technology Center, 33417 Avilés, Asturias, Spain
Interests: photonics; smart optical materials; luminescence; spectral conversion; solar energy; lighting; healthcare; advanced optical filters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optical materials play a pivotal role in a wide range of scientific, technological, and industrial applications. This Special Issue delves into the intricate domain of molecular systems based on optical materials, tracing the path from molecular design to transformative applications. Special emphasis is placed on luminescent materials, including quantum dots, rare-earth luminescent materials, and photoluminescent organic materials, as well as chromic materials (such as photochromic, thermochromic, and electrochromic materials).

Contributors will explore molecular architectures and processes, such as spectral conversion, energy transfer, dynamic responses, etc., with the aim of achieving desired optical properties. The collection highlights the diverse applications that arise from these optical molecular systems, spanning across energy harvesting, human-centric lighting, healthcare diagnostics, imaging and therapeutics, and monitoring and sensing, among other potential sectors.

Dr. Amador Menéndez-Velázquez
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • luminescent materials
  • spectral conversion
  • smart optical materials
  • human-centric lighting
  • healthcare diagnostics, imaging, and therapeutics
  • advanced optical sensors

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