Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)


Special Issue On: Renewable Energies Technology and Applications

Submission Due Date
9/30/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. Subrata Das MSTD, National Institute for interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvanantpuram, India, 695019
Dr. Ratnesh Tiwari, Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur, India 493661
Dr. Vikas Dubey, Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur, India 493661

Introduction
Waste outputs for industrial materials like solvents, paints, oils and adhesives are difficult to deal with. Either laden with or exposed to chemicals hazardous to humans and the environment, the proper disposal and containment of these products and their packaging is highly regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and cannot typically be captured or processed by municipal waste systems. Companies, manufacturers and small businesses are thereby responsible for the private management of this waste, which typically entails linear disposal solutions like incineration, land disposal and underground injection wells. The status and ongoing role of nanomaterials and manufacturing research and evolving applications are presented in the context of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) national security mission. Materials and processes highlights associated with the Military Departments and Defense Agencies are provided with a special emphasis on the breadth of opportunities and potentially enhanced or new defense capabilities and broader societal value provided by advances in nanotechnology generally and engineered nanomaterials specifically. The role of the DoD as a founding participant in the National Nanotechnology Initiative and the value of federal coordination and collaboration (as well as broader forms of collaboration, including international) are discussed along with areas of increasing emphasis, such as nanomanufacturing and the incorporation of nanomaterials in complex materials systems for functional advantage. The importance of a wide spectrum of participants, including academia, small businesses, large businesses, and consortia is noted in conjunction with selected examples.

Objective
Luminescent materials have found a wide variety of applications, including information displays, lighting, X-ray intensification and scintillation, and so on. Therefore, much effort has been devoted to exploring novel luminescent materials so far. In the past decade, defect-related luminescent materials have inspired intensive research efforts in their own right. This kind of luminescent material can be basically classified into silica-based materials, phosphate systems, metal oxides, BCNO phosphors, and carbon-based materials. These materials combine several favourable attributes of traditional commercially available phosphors, which are stable, efficient, and less toxic, being free of the burdens of intrinsic toxicity or elemental scarcity and the need for stringent, intricate, tedious, costly, or inefficient preparation steps. Defect-related luminescent materials can be produced inexpensively and on a large scale by many approaches, such as sol–gel process, hydro(solvo)thermal reaction, hydrolysis methods, and electrochemical methods. This review article highlights the recent advances in the chemical synthesis and luminescent properties of the defect-related materials, together with their control and tuning, and emission mechanisms (solid state physics). We also speculate on their future and discuss potential developments for their applications in lighting and biomedical fields.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing
• Recycling, materials and industrial wastes, products and recycling systems
• Renewable energies technology
• Solid mechanics and structural mechanics
• Sustainable and green manufacturing
• Bioengineering materials, biomechanics and biotribology
• Composites, ceramics, polymers / processing
• Computational mechanics / FEM modelling and simulation
• Solid state lighting
• Luminescent materials synthesis and applications
• Recent trends in science and engineering

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Renewable Energies Technology and Applications on or before September 30, 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Subrata Das, Dr. Ratnesh Tiwari, and Dr. Vikas Dubey
Guest Editors
International Journal of Social Ecology and sustainable development (IJSESD)
E-mail: physubrata@gmail.com; 31rati@gmail.com; jsvikasdubey.physics@gmail.com