The quest for novel electroluminescent and photoluminescent materials along with the design of innovative device architectures are key for efficient light generation. In this Special Topic, we seek to discuss new routes to synthesize and characterize emerging emitters including nanophosphors, nanostructured semiconductors, organic molecules, quantum dots or halide perovskites, in combination with resonant nanophotonic architectures for the development of light-emitting devices of improved efficiency and with new functionalities. We will cover advances on the understanding of the physical mechanisms behind the simultaneous optimization of charge injection and light extraction for lamps and displays that are not only efficient but also thin, flexible or transparent. This Special Topic will also incentivize and give visibility to the development of new avenues for the flourishing of solid-state sources in unconventional applications including visible light communication, horticulture, healthcare, labelling or sensing, which will enable next-generation light sources.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Design of new materials for light-emission and conversion (inorganics, organics (OLEDs), nanomaterials, perovskites)
- Working principles and new concepts governing light generation in both the macro and nanoscale
- Innovations in device architecture for high efficiency and stability
- Optical engineering for enhanced outcoupling efficiency
- Nanophotonics for light-emission control
- Applications beyond interior lighting
Shunsuke Murai, Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
Russell J. Holmes, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, USA
Jun Lin, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, P. R. China
Miguel Anaya, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Gabriel Lozano, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Associate Editor Jaime Gómez Rivas
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
For more information on the journal’s editorial policies, please click here.