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.
This Special Issue is intended to gather among others, recent research results on resonant phenomena in nanostructures made of metals and/or dielectrics for applications in nano-optics, with a special emphasis on plasmonics with transdimensional materials whose phase can be controlled in a wide spectral range with low losses and fast response. The main goal is building multifunctional and reconfigurable optical devices (multiservice antennas, all-optical switches, etc.).
The 26th June marked the successful kick-off meeting of the European Commission H2020 FETOPEN project PHEMTRONICS, coordinated by the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Italian National Council of Research that engages 8 partners from University of Muenster (Germany), Tyndall National Institute in Cork (Ireland), University of Linz (Austria), University of Cantabria (Spain), NANOM (Romania), TEOX (France) and VLCPhotonics (Spain).