Plasmonics: Enabling Functionalities with Novel Materials
Plasmonic materials encompass a broad range of materials including non-noble metals, 2D-materials, doped oxides and semiconductors, ceramics, and chiral assemblies. By enabling a wealth of applications spanning from non-liner optics to photonics, optoelectronics, photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, biosensing, and medicine, plasmonics has become a multidisciplinary field. This special topic will provide a timely forum for highlighting emerging classes of materials that support plasmon excitation, sharing recent advances in theory, modelling, spectroscopic approaches, and fabrication methods that are advancing fundamental understanding of plasmon excitation, and showcasing new applications enabled by plasmonics. In addition to original research articles, invited tutorials and perspectives will provide hints for new physical insights and applications for future research.
Guest Editors: Maria Losurdo, Fernando Moreno, Wolfram Pernice, Christoph Cobet, and Mircea Modreanu