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Special Issue "Fluorescent Sensors for Selective Detection"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Hisashi Satoh

Division of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
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Interests: sensor development; wastewater treatments; environmental water quality management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Reliable detection of organic and inorganic matter and microorganisms is an important task for environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, food safety, industrial quality control, agriculture and security. At present, we are using traditional analytical techniques, such as a gas or liquid chromatography, atomic absorption or emission spectroscopy (AAS/AES), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), mass spectroscopy and polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for their detection. These techniques are highly accurate and sensitive to specific analytes of interest, but they are costly, available only in large centralized laboratories and require extensive sample pre-treatment, making it difficult for on-site, real-time, or in situ detection. In light of these drawbacks, development of novel analytical methods, which have higher sensitivity and selectivity, a shorter response time, and lower costs, have attracted recent attention. Among the currently developed sensors, one based on fluorescence detection is one of the most common analytical tools due to simplicity, low cost, high sensitivity and fast response. In this Special Issue, we will welcome submissions on articles addressing the sensor technology based on fluorescence measurements.

Assoc. Prof. Hisashi Satoh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Fluorescent sensor
  • Simple detection
  • On-site analysis
  • Sensitivity
  • Selectivity
  • Response time
  • Cost
  • Organic matter
  • Inorganic matter
  • Microorganisms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper:Article

Title:Single-photon detection for highly sensitive sensing of fundamental processes in all aggregate phases

Author(s) Andreas Hans, Philipp Schmidt, Christian Ozga, Arno Ehresmann, and André Knie 

Affiliation(s): Institute of Physics, University of Kassel, 34132 Kassel, Germany 

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