Special Issue "Aggregation-Induced Emission: From Fundamental to Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 8287
Interests: aggregation-induced emission; conjugated polymer; dendritic macromolecules; biomedical materials; photo therapy; nonlinear optical materials
Interests: luminescence mechanism; AIE photosensitizer; NIR luminescent/photothermal materials; BioAIEgen/Natural AIE materials
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Interests: clusteroluminescence; through-space interaction; aggregation-induced emission
The concept of aggregation-induced emission, which was firstly coined by Tang et al. in 2001, describes the photophysical phenomenon where some special non-luminescent molecules in solutions are induced to show bright emissions upon aggregate formation. As compared to traditional fluorophores, the greatest features or advantages of AIE fluorophores (usually termed as AIEgens) is the possible bright emission or highly efficient radiative transition in the aggregate state which is the most used condition for practical applications. The 20-year development has set a solid foundation for the fundamental study of the AIE field, and the concept has also been expanded from traditional enhanced fluorescence to other properties and functions, such as room temperature phosphorescence, circularly polarized luminescence, mechanoluminescence, aggregation-induced delayed fluorescence, clusterization-triggered emission, aggregation-induced generation of reactive oxygen species, photothermal, photoacoustic, etc., which brought AIEgens another step forward towards practical applications.
Based on this background, the goal of this Special Issue “Aggregation-Induced Emission: from Fundamental to Application” is to show the recent development of AIE fields, including the mechanism study, molecule design, as well as of diverse applications. We welcome original research, review, and perspective articles on themes including, but not limited to:
- Establishment of new theories or mechanisms for AIEgens.
- Design, synthesis and characterization of new molecules with AIE properties.
- New properties and applications of AIE molecules.
Prof. Dr. Wenbo Wu
Prof. Dr. Zheng Zhao
Prof. Dr. Haoke Zhang
Prof. Dr. Fang Hu
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- aggregation-induced emission
- organic/polymeric functional materials
- molecular science
- aggregation science