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Journal of Nanophotonics Special Section Calls for Papers

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission System. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures.  

View the list of special sections that have already been published on the SPIE Digital Library.

Calls for Papers:

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics

Nanostructured Thin Films: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling

July-September 2017

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics

Guest Editors:

Sergey Maksimenko
Belarusian State University
Institute for Nuclear Problems
Bobruyskaya 11
Minsk 220006, Belarus
E-mail: sergey.maksimenko@gmail.com

Yuri Svirko
Institute of Photonics
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland
E-mail: yuri.svirko@uef.fi

Call for Papers: The Journal of Nanophotonics is soliciting research articles for publication in a Special Section on Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics.

The special section will be dedicated to properties of carbon nanomaterials and their applications in photonics and optoelectronics, a topic that has recently attracted the attention of the worldwide research community. The special section is open to all articles on the science and technology of nanocarbon photonics and optoelectronics. The following subjects are within the scope of this topic:

  • Synthesis and characterization of carbon-based optical materials
  • Synthesis and characterization of 2-D materials beyond graphene
  • Linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of carbon-based and other 1-D and 2-D materials
  • Electronic and transport properties of ultrathin carbon films
  • Application of nanocarbon materials for lasing
  • Nanocarbon-based solar cells.

This special section is planned in collaboration with The 5th International Workshop on Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics (NPO2016), which will be held 1-5 August 2016 at the Holiday Club Saimaa, Imatra, Finland [http://www.npo.fi/npo2016]. Although it is expected that papers based on material presented at NPO2016 will dominate this special section, other papers addressing nanocarbon photonics can also be accepted provided they meet standards of the Journal of Nanophotonics.

Papers submitted for publication in the special section will be reviewed using the same criteria as regular submissions to the Journal of Nanophotonics and must meet relevant standards for both technical content and written English.

Manuscripts due 1 November 2016.

Nanostructured Thin Films

October-December 2017

Nanostructured Thin Films: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling

Guest Editors:

Akhlesh Lakhtakia
The Pennsylvania State University
212 Earth Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-6812
E-mail: axl4@psu.edu

Tom G. Mackay
University of Edinburgh
School of Mathematics and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Science
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
E-mail: t.mackay@ed.ac.uk

Motofumi Suzuki
Kyoto University
Department of Micro Engineering
Nishikyu-ku Kyoto 615-8540, Japan
E-mail: m-snki@me.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Call for papers: Nanoscience and nanotechnology have been the subjects of enormous research and public interest for the past 20 years. These disciplines cover all aspects of the design and production of materials, devices, and systems by manipulating matter at the nanoscale. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at the nanometer length scale. Since nanostructured thin films display unique physical phenomena, they facilitate the improvement of traditional applications and the development of novel applications. The design, fabrication, characterization, modeling, and manipulation of nanostructured thin films are essential to future scientific progress.

This special section of the Journal of Nanophotonics will be devoted to recent advances in nanostructured thin films, including those presented at the Nanostructured Thin Films IX conference at SPIE Optics+Photonics 2016. All authors from this conference are strongly encouraged to submit papers derived from their conference presentations. Contributions from authors not participating at the Nanostructured Thin Films IX conference are also welcome.

Topics of interest cover any relevant aspects of nanostructured thin films, from design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization through to practical applications. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • fabrication techniques
  • characterization homogenization studies and modeling hybrid nanostructures
  • multifunctionality at the nanoscale
  • plasmonics
  • organic and inorganic nanostructured thin films
  • sculptured thin films
  • nanostructured porous thin films
  • two-dimensional materials
  • carbon-based nanostructures
  • topological insulators and photonic topological insulators
  • hybrid nanostructures
  • functionalization of nanostructures
  • thin-film sensors
  • superhydrophobicity
  • biomedical applications
  • bioinspired and biomimetic thin films
  • structural evolution.

Manuscripts should be submitted following the journal guidelines at http://spie.org/AuthorGuidelines. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included. All papers will go through the usual journal peer-review process.

Manuscripts due 31 December 2016.


Published Special Sections:

Advances in Nanostructured Thin Films (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Optics, Spectroscopy, and Nanophotonics of Quantum Dots (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Sergey I. Pokutnyi and yuri N. Kulchin

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics (January-March 2016)
Guest Editors: Elena D. Obraztsova and Sergey Maksimenko

Nanostructured Thin Films: Evolving Perspectives (2015)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Nanoplasmonics (2015)
Guest Editors: Richard Soref, Justin Cleary, and Sasan Fathpour

Nanophotonic Materials and Devices (2014)
Guest Editors: Chii-Chang Chen, Chengkuo Lee, and Maria-Pilar Bernal

Nanostructured Thin Films: Latest Developments in Theory and Practice (2014)
Guest Editors: Tom G. Mackay, Yi-Jun Jen, and Motofumi Suzuki

Metamaterials and Photonic Nanostructures (2014)
Guest Editors: S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Gopinathan Unnikrishnan, and Ramarao Vijaya

Nanobiophotonics and Related Techniques (2013)
Guest Editor: Mun Seok Jeong

Nanostructured Thin Films: Fundamentals and Applications (2013)
Guest Editors: Tom G. Mackay, Yi-Jun Jen, Raúl J. Martín-Palma

Nanostructured Thin Films: From Theoretical Aspects to Practical Applications (2012)
Guest Editors: Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Yi-Jun Jen, and Tom G. Mackay

Selected Papers from the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2012)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Fundamental and Applied Nanoelectromagnetics (2012)
Guest Editor: Sergey A. Maksimenko

Polaritons (2012)
Guest Editor: Ivan A. Shelykh

Nanostructured Thin Films: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application (2011)
Guest Editors: Raúl J. Martín-Palma and Yi-Jun Jen

Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications (2011)
Guest Editors: Allan D. Boardman and Mikhail Noginov

Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices (2011)
Guest Editors: Elizabeth Dobisz and Louay Eldada

Selected Papers from the 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2011)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanostructures Honoring Craig F. Bohren (2010)
Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Carbon Nanotubes (2010)
Guest Editors: Sergey A. Maksimenko and Gregory Y. Slepyan

Selected Papers from the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2010)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanostructured Thin Films (2009)
Guest Editor: Geoff B. Smith

Quantum Dots (2009)
Guest Editors: Michael Gerhold and Jian Xu

Mediterranean Nanophotonics (2009)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanophotonics for Space Applications (2009)
Guest Editor: Edward W. Taylor

Selected Papers from the INFN-LNF Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2009)
Guest Editor: Stefano Bellucci

Nanophotonics for Communications (2008)
Guest Editors: M. Saif Islam and Shi-Yuan Wang

Nanophotonics in Europe (2008)
Guest Editors: David L. Andrews and Tom G. Mackay

Nanoscale Morphology to Honor Russell Messier (2008)
Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Nanophotonics in Japan (2007)
Guest Editors: Motoichi Ohtsu and Makoto Naruse

Selected Papers from the First Joint Israeli-Turkish Workshop on Nanophotonics (2007)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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