Physics and Materials Chemistry

ISSN (Print): 2372-7098

ISSN (Online): 2372-7101


Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Recent advances on the synthesis and applications of optical materials

Optical materials are generally characterized by the emission of radiation with energy beyond thermal equilibrium. Emission in optical materials can occur as a result of many different kinds of excitation, which is reflected in expressions such as photo-, electro-, chemi-, thermo-, sono-, etc. Thus, these optical materials can be used in many areas such as technology in lasers, optical glass, fiber optics, masers, radar detection devices, lamps, computer memory, high temperature superconductors, electronics, renewable energy, manufacturing, and medical science. Therefore, it is very important and necessary to investigate the properties for optical materials by various spectroscopic techniques. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the origin of experimental results and develop new devices.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • New optical materials, new synthesis techniques, new phenomena
  • Rare earth oxides and rare earth doped ceramics
  • Hybrid optical materials
  • Low-dimensional systems, quantum dots, single-particle spectroscopy
  • Characterization techniques of optical materials
  • Luminescence mechanisms and energy transfers
  • Theory and modeling of optical processes
  • Optical sensors
  • Medical imaging and bioimaging
  • Optical materials in photovoltaics and biophotonics

Important dates

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 2015
Final Version Due: May 12, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: June, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Timur Sh. Atabaev
Seoul National University (South Korea)

Guest Editor

Dr. Leton Chandra Saha
Kyushu University (Japan)

Dr. Mohammad Ajmal
University of Peshawar (Pakistan)

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Timur Sh. Atabaev at the address: <>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.