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Call for Papers | Special Issue on Soft-matter Photonics (Soft Mattonics)

Chinese Optics Letters (COL) invites original articles for a Special Issue on Soft-matter Photonics (Soft Mattonics) to be published in August 2020. Photonics is an emerging and important area that has attracted widespread attention in recent years. Compared with solid materials, soft matters have inherent advantages such as excellent adjustability, high flexibility, scalable size, ease of manufacture, and environmental adaptation. The various interesting properties of soft matter are not only worthy of basic research, but also inspires fantastic applications, especially in photonics. Therefore, this topic focuses on researches about liquid crystal and soft matter photonics. This special issue aims to attract research on soft matter photonics (Soft Mattonics) and promote the development of related applications. All papers on soft matter photonics are encouraged to be submitted to this issue, including the preparation of soft materials for photonic applications, the discussion of the mechanism of soft matter photonics, and the demonstration of photonic elements and devices based on soft matters. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Liquid crystal photonic applications

• New polymers for photonics

• Photonic stimuli-responsive elastomers

• Photonic functional colloids and gels

• Photonics in biological soft matters

• Photonics cellulose nanocrystals

• Self-organized photonic structures and materials

• Beyond applications of photonic soft matters

Guest Editors:

Prof. Zhi-gang Zheng, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Prof. Chenhui Peng, University of Memphis, USA

Submission deadline: May 20, 2020

Submission format: Authors should use the MS-Word or Latex style files. Please visit: Author Style Guide & Templates for the submission template and upload the submission at the website: with the type of “special issue on Soft-matter Photonics”.