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"Photonics & Optoelectronics with Functional Nanomaterials" Special Issue

AG Rahimi-Iman/FNMS-COOP: ‘Nanomaterials’ Journal Special Issue “PhotON-SI”

Special Issue "Photonics & Optoelectronics with Functional Nanomaterials"

Journal Special Issue Information:


„Dear Colleagues,

Our Special Issue with emphasis on Photonics and Optoelectronics aims at bringing together scholars contributing to advanced research on nanomaterials with these application potentials in mind. It is about content impactful for instance in the domains of light generation and detection, energy harvesting, information technologies, as well as modern optics-oriented concepts in physics. Innovative and original articles and reviews targeting ongoing challenges in photonics- and optoelectronics-related research are sought.

Because nanomaterials research is highly multidisciplinary and ‘multidimensional’ in terms of scope and application potentials, there are no clear lines segregating topics of relevance here, also regarding addressed applications in aforementioned fields. As collaborating guest editors in the sphere of functional nanomaterials sciences, we encourage submission of works both with international cooperation background as well as individual authors. The topic lends itself to bridging academia and industry, as nanomaterials have long successfully entered the stage of industrial applications, such as sensing or photovoltaics, display or communication technologies, as well as optics for different frequency bands, to name but a few.

For instance, the prize-worthy colloidal quantum dots are being utilized as high-brightness high-color-purity luminescent nanostructures, or as sensitive, tailorable light-absorbing structures, or room-temperature quantum emitters. Similarly, the revisited class of 2D materials in the monolayer or heterostructure regime offers novel pathways to efficient and miniaturized optoelectronic nanodevices, also mechanically flexible ones. Synthesis of quantum materials and the discovery of novel physical properties have been nowadays substantially boosted by methods of artificial intelligence, such as machine learning. Astonishingly, nanomaterials might also become instrumental elements in pieces of hardware for future information processing devices, such as neuromorphic computers. Mass producibility and device integration of nanostructures, including artificial quantum islands, needle-like or wire-like waveguides, atomically smooth ribbons or tubes of carbon, etc., have become common topics.

Whether the target being quantum or photonic computers, or optoelectronic devices, such as solar cells, light-emitting diodes, detectors and lasers in the infrared or visible spectral region, works reflecting recent advances in this overarching field may reach a wide audience of interested readers here.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:”

·       AI-assisted nanomaterials research;

·       Metamaterials;

·       Nanophotonics;

·       Neuromorphic computation;

·       Nonlinear optics;

·       Light control and manipulation;

·       Optoelectronic nanomaterials;

·       Photovoltaics and photodetection;

·       Quantum materials;

·       Terahertz functional devices;

·       3D nanoprinting.


Guest Editors:

Dr. Weiguang Kong

Dr. Weien Lai

Dr. Arash Rahimi-Iman


Further information: (external link)


A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991, external link). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics Materials and Devices"  (external link).

Manuscript submission due date: 30 September 2024

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