Special Issue "SERS-Based Sensors: Design and Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2018)
Prof. Sidi A. Bencherif
Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy is a powerful and well-established analytical method for sensing and ultra-detection (down to a single molecule). Several novel strategies for the design, fabrication, and implementation of SERS-based sensors for applications in life sciences and medicine have emerged in recent years. This Special Issue of Biosensors will focus on: (a) specific nanoscale design and fabrication criteria for SERS-based sensors, (b) the effects of shape, size, periodicity, and chemical composition on signal enhancement, (c) chemical/physical modification to impart sensor specificity/selectivity, (d) biocompatibility, (e) in-vitro and in-vivo sensing in life sciences and medicine, and (f) theranostics (diagnostic imaging and targeted therapy) using SERS-active nanomaterials.
We encourage original contributions or reviews of recent literature in any of these areas.
Prof. Dr. Hicham Fenniri
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sidi M. Bencherif
Manuscript Submission Information
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