Special Issue "Chemical Microsensors"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Prof. Dr. Ha Duong Ngo
1. Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, University of Applied Sciences, Treskowallee 8, 10318 Berlin, Germany
2. Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, Department Wafer Level Integration, Group Leader Microsensors Technology, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: microsystems; silicon technology; Printed MEMS; Addtive Manufacturing; piezoresistive sensor; sensor for harsh environments; SOI and SiC-based sensor; accelerometers; gas sensor; design and simulation of microsystems; graphene; graphene on silicon carbide (SiC); environmental sensors; material research; 2d materials; electrochemical sensors and biosensors; nanocale mechanical sensors
The demand for electrical detection of biomolecules and chemical detection of nanoscale size materials has been increasing in the last few years. These advances will influence various fields, ranging from life sciences, health care, defense, agriculture, and others. Scaling down and reaching sensitive resolutions of such sensing systems, from mesoscopic and microscale into the nanoscale, is still a challenging topic. Already, in the last few decades, ultra-sensitive chemical nanosensors systems have been emerging and revolutionizing the industrial world, as well as probing basic concepts of chemistry. Identifying and incorporating candidates, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, silicon carbide, titania nanowires, organic polymers, composites, and other 1d and 2d materials, which couple electronic and chemical properties is mandatory to reach the development of systems of multifunctional constituents to ensure actuation and sensory in the desired resolution. Furthermore, different methods of attaching candidate molecules, to attach those candidate materials covalently or non-covalently, are needed in order to utilize their specificity to different frequencies, chemicals, gases, or liquids.
The purpose of this Special Issue on chemical sensors is to scrutinize the state-of-the-art of this vast field, attempt to build a roadmap, provide useful guidelines for developing platforms of such scales, and focus on future directions of this field by utilizing mainly (but not only) nanowires, nanotubes, thin film polymers, silicon carbide, graphene, and other 1d and 2d materials for different applications such as molecular sensors, optical sensors, nanopore sensors for biological or chemical detection, gas sensors, electronic “nose”, electronic “tongue” and similar systems.
Prof. Dr. Ha Duong Ngo
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- Microelectromechanical system
- Chemical Sensors
- 2d materials
- 1d materials
- Electrochemical sensors
- Gas sensors
- Environmental Sensors
- Life Science