ACS Applied Optical Materials seeks submissions to an upcoming Forum led by Dr. David Garcia. This forum aims to highlight the contributions in the research fields of radiative cooling in general, from the material perspective.

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In 2023, ACS Applied Optical Materials (Launched 2022) will publish a Forum (partial Special Issue) showcasing recent research advances in radiative cooling materials.

Do you have a research report to include? Submit your manuscript by December 31, 2023.

The intent of the Forum is to highlight the contributions made by leading scientists in the research fields of radiative cooling in general, from the material perspective. We are aware, possibly more than ever, that around 15% of the global energy consumption is dedicated to cooling, and this figure is predicted to triple by 2050. This only aggravates the global warming as reported by the International Energy Agency. Optical materials engineered to radiate thermal energy through the atmospheric window without the need of external energy have the potential to be a key part of the solution to this enormous energy challenge. In this Special Issue, we aim to explore different aspects of this challenging and timely topic:

  • Radiative cooling materials and applications;
  • Hybrid and heterostructured optical materials for radiative cooling;
  • Spectrally selective optical coatings for radiative cooling;
  • Large-scale, cost-effective fabrication methods for radiative cooling optical materials.

The organizing editor of this Forum:

Dr. Pedro David García Fernández, Associate Editor of ACS Applied Optical Materials

Submission Instructions:

To join this Forum, please be sure to select the Forum topic when submitting your manuscript to ACS Applied Optical Materials.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration for this Special Issue will undergo the same rigorous peer review process expected from ACS journals. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication can expect to be informed within 10 weeks of their submission date.

When submitting your manuscript please be sure to check that the scope of your manuscript fits that of ACS Applied Optical Materials. For details of our manuscript types and requirements, please consult the Author Guidelines.

If you have questions about the scope and/or about publishing in ACS Applied Optical Materials, please contact Managing Editor Dr. Chengmei Zhong.

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