Reactive Optical Nanomaterial: Ongoing DevelopmentsAuthor(s): Haylee Cooper
Nanostructured materials having adjustable optical characteristics in response to external stimuli make up reactive optical nanoparticles. They're commonly referred to as smart optical nanoparticles because of their distinct properties. The optical property changes of these amazing nanostructures in response to a wide range of stimuli, including local environmental changes (temperature, pH, vapors, ionic strength, depletant, humidity, solvent, and so on) as well as distant stimuli (electric field, ultrasound, magnetic field, mechanical force, gravity force, light, X-ray, etc.). Photonic crystals, plasmonic nanostructures, and photo-catalysts are some of the most well-known materials in this field. Chemists have developed numerous working principles and techniques for synthesizing smart nanostructured materials and utilizing their unique optical characteristics due to their wide applications in sensing, color display, ant counterfeiting, catalysis, and biomedicine.