Special Issue "Electromagnetic Sensors for Health, Security, Industrial Processing and Quality Control"

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Norbert Klein

Professor of Electromagnetic Materials Director of Imperial’s Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering Department of Materials, Imperial College London South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: microwave-to-terahertz sensors for liquids; sensor systems for airport security; microfluidic sensor systems for biomedical applications; dielectric and photonic resonators for sensors and wireless communication; plasmonic structures for sensor applications; electromagnetic characterization of nanomatrials; terahertz devices based on 2D materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The electromagnetic spectrum from the radio-frequency range up to visible light offers a great range of opportunities for the realization of innovative sensor components and systems with great impact on environmental monitoring, security screening, process and quality control as well as label-free biosensing and medical imaging. Depending on the selected frequency range, either global (for example water, fat and mineral content) or specific properties (such as inter- and intramolecular chemical bonds) are detected and analysed. Sensor systems have been optimized to obtain the most comprehensive and meaningful fingerprint of a sample in a non-laboratory environment such as a production plant, a medical point-of-care or a security checkpoint—without need of elaborative and time-consuming bio-chemical analysis.

The Special Issue addresses recent advances in the development of new sensor approaches including compact NMR sensors for biochemical analysis, microwave and terahertz system for remote sensing and imaging, microwave-to-terahertz evanescent field devices for analysis of liquids and biomaterials, and Raman/IR stand-off detection and threat analysis. Authors presenting recent advances in academic research as well as innovative industrial product developments are encouraged to contribute to this issue.

Norbert Klein
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Electromagnetic sensors for industrial processing and quality control
  • Electromagnetic sensors for food and agriculture
  • Terahertz, infrared and Raman stand-off detection
  • Electromagnetic threat detection systems for checkpoints
  • RF and microwave sensors for bio-liquid and cell detection
  • Microwave-to-infrared medical imaging
  • Compact NMR sensor systems
  • Evanescent field and plasmonic sensors

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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