Special Issue "Nanosensors"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sherif A. El-Safty
1 National Institute for Materials Science, Sengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
2 Graduate School for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Website: http://www.nims.go.jp/waseda/en/labo.html
E-Mail: sherif.elsafty@nims.go.jp
Phone: +81 29 859 2135
Interests: mesoporous; nanoengineering designs; nanoscience; optical sensors, removal, detection, green chemistry; catalysts, nonofilters; chemotherapy

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Hoa
International Training Institute for Materials Science (ITIMS), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, No. 1, Dai Co Viet Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
Website: http://www.itims.edu.vn/en/
E-Mail: ndhoa@itims.edu.vn

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rapid developments in the studies of nanostructured materials for nanosensors have opened a new strategy in the practical application, and bringing the nanosensors to realized market. Nanosensors, the devices that use nanomaterials to identify biological, chemical, and substances through the variation in physic-chemical properties of materials have some advantages because of almost sensing processes take place on the surface of materials. Nanomaterials provide extensive large surface area to volume ratio, and thus huge active sites for sensing analytic elements. Efforts to design and fabricate of advanced nanomateirals for nanosensors are considered by many researchers. In addition, investigation on nanosensors bring together materials science, electrical engineering, physics, measurement science, information technology, chemistry, and biology together, and applies them to solve problems in health care, industrial process control, and environmental monitoring. For instance, potential application of nanosensors can expand to various fields including of (i) environmental monitoring, water pollutants; (ii) air pollutants, (iii) pathogens in clinical diagnostics applications.

With regard to proximal sensing, this issue considers controlled assessment processes that involve the evaluation of intrinsic properties (e.g., signal change, long-term stability, adsorption efficiency, extraordinary sensitivity, selectivity, and reusability).

To overcome those challenges, extensive studies in design, fundamentals and processing of new nanomaterials for nanosensors of different applications are crucial. Therefore we proposed this Special Issue to encourage researchers worldwide to exchange and report their new results in research and development that focus on the most recent advances in nanostructured materials for (i) gas sensors, (ii) biosensors, (iii) tracing metal ion, and pollutants, as well as (iv) basic transducer principles of nanosensors.

Prof. Dr. Sherif A. El-Safty
Guest Editors
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Hoa
Associate Editor


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  • gas sensors, VOC sensors
  • biosensors, Bio assays
  • tracing metal ion
  • nano materials: nanoparticles, nanowires, nanorods, nanotubes, grapheme, carbon nanotubes, mesoporous materials,
  • transducer principles

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p. 85-96
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Chemosensors 2014, 2(1), 85-96; doi:10.3390/chemosensors2010085
Received: 12 December 2013; in revised form: 22 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Chemosensors 2014, 2(1), 26-40; doi:10.3390/chemosensors2010026
Received: 11 October 2013; in revised form: 17 December 2013 / Accepted: 3 January 2014 / Published: 15 January 2014
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Chemosensors 2014, 2(1), 13-25; doi:10.3390/chemosensors2010013
Received: 20 October 2013; in revised form: 3 December 2013 / Accepted: 16 December 2013 / Published: 9 January 2014
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