The International Symposium “Nanophotonics-2011” was held from October 3 to 8, 2011, at Katsiveli (Crimea, Ukraine). The organizers of the symposium were the L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the Katsiveli House of Creativity of Scientists, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in conjunction with the science councils of the Target complex program of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “Fundamental problems of nanostructural systems, nanomaterials, and nanotechnologies” and the State Target Scientific-Technical Program “Development and implementation of energy efficiency of LED light sources and lighting systems based on them.”
In accordance with the symposium program the results of scientific investigations in the region of the design and properties of photoactive nanostructures and nanomaterials, photophysical processes in nanodimensional semiconductors, the photochemical, photoluminescent, and electroluminescent characteristics of nanostructures, nanophotocatalysis, nanostructured photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical systems, systems based on nanostructures for optical recording of information, the photophysical and photochemical characteristics of carbon nanostructures, etc. were discussed.
More than 80 scientists from the leading scientific centers of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus took part in the symposium. Co-authors of the scientific reports presented at the symposium were also scientists from Germany, USA, Great Britain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Kazakhstan, and Austria. Six plenary and 34 oral reports were heard, and about 60 posters were presented.
Articles based on a series of the reports presented at the symposium and selected by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the symposium Prof. S. Ya. Kuchmii are published in this issue of “Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry.”
Prof. V. D. Pokhodenko
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal