Special Issue "Aquaphotomics - Exploring Water Molecular Systems in Nature"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 51378
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Interests: aquaphotomics; water; light; spectroscopy; chemometrics; non-invasive biomeasurements; water molecular structure; water functionality
Aquaphotomics as a new “omics” science was established in 2005, guided by the vision to explore the biological world and the aqueous systems using light–water interaction. In the past, water was seen as a passive element, an inert molecule, hindering useful spectral signals. A radical new approach in spectroscopy—using water–light interaction—opened a new door for the world of science. Water as an active factor, a biomolecule in its own right, one which builds miscellaneous structures leading to various functionalities, has been recognized and is slowly becoming a new interdisciplinary scientific platform connecting sciences and technology.
The mission of aquaphotomics is to understand the role of water, a simple but sophisticated molecule that connects everything with its rhythm and ability for self-organization. All spectroscopy techniques are crucially important for aquaphotomics, whether they cover visible light, infrared (IR), near-infrared (NIR), ultraviolet (UV), Raman, or Terahertz frequencies. The water spectra of the systems under various perturbations create a large ocean of data. Thanks to the advancement of computer science, data analysis, and new measurement technologies, in recent years, the spectral studies of water are expanding in a wide variety of disciplines, providing a common platform for diverse technological applications.
This Special Issue of Molecules is devoted to learning and spreading new knowledge regarding features and functionalities of this most incredibly versatile molecule, water, and the connections and networks it creates, from which different functionalities arise. In these unprecedented times of a worldwide pandemic, we hope that this Special Issue will, just like water, make connections and motivate many people to know more about life and the surrounding world, a paradigm shift that will change our collective attitude toward nature.
The Special Issue welcomes articles that examine the state of the art in water research using spectroscopy, water structure and science, spectral preprocessing and analysis, emerging areas of applications of aquaphotomics knowledge, and future directions of development. All scientists working in these emerging and promising fields of research are strongly encouraged to submit their original papers and review works for publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Roumiana Tsenkova
Prof. Dr. Jelena Muncan
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