Optical Materials Express Feature Issue

Plasmonics and Hot Electrons

Submission Opens:1 April 2021

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2021

The unique properties of highly energetic hot carriers enable new and exciting opportunities for fundamental research and practical applications. Plasmonic nanoparticles, or more generally, plasmonic nanostructures, can enhance light-matter interaction as these nanostructures allow high-field localization and enhancement. This feature issue will highlight recent advances in plasmonics, hot-electron dynamics, and quantum surface and tunneling effects, as well as their applications, with a focus on photonic materials and plasmonic nanostructures with enhanced hot-electron generation. Contributions on plasmonic materials and nanostructures for energy and advanced photovoltaic and photocatalytic devices are welcome, as are submissions on emerging topics such as hot-electron generation in heterostructures of metal and two-dimensional materials and structural phase transitions.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Quantum surface effects
  • Ultrafast and steady-state nonequilibrium dynamics of excited electrons in metals
  • Propagating and localized surface plasmons
  • Quantum tunneling injection
  • Structural phase transitions
  • Plasmonic hot electron nanoemitters
  • Plasmonic materials for energy
  • Photovoltaic and photocatalytic devices
  • Comparative studies of near-field effects with thermal and non-thermal effects in plasmonic materials
  • Excited electron contributions to nonlinear effects

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal criteria and peer-review process of the Journal. The standard OMEx publication charges will apply to all published articles.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to Optical Materials Express and must be submitted online through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, authors should specify that the manuscript is for the "Plasmonics and Hot Electrons" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Viktoriia Babicheva, University of New Mexico, NM (Lead Editor)

Yonatan Sivan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Co-Lead)

Kuo-Ping Chen, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

Andrey Evlyukhin, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany