Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Cover Picture: Controlling the Optical Properties of Inorganic Nanoparticles (Adv. Funct. Mater. 8/2008)
The size tunability and close relationship of inorganic nanoparticles to bulk semiconductors have inspired intense study of these materials. Applications, such as diodes and lasers, can take advantage of the light-emitting properties of nanoscale systems, as pictured on the cover. A growing and important area of application for these materials is renewable energy. A challenge for researchers is to elucidate how to design and control the desirable optical properties of nanoparticles by manipulating electronic structure using chemical design, as reported by Greg Scholes on p. 1157.