Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Dr. Guozhen Liu
ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
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Interests: biosensors; immunosensors; nanosensors; electrochemistry; analytical chemistry; interface chemistry; nanotechnology; medical devices
A sensor device is defined by its receptor (chemical or biological) unit, with unique specificities toward corresponding analytes. Nanomaterials have demonstrated tremendous potential in being integrated with sensing devices due to their extremely small sizes, high specific surfaces, and versatile surface chemistry, allowing intimate interactions with an enhanced amount of capture molecules for analytes. Nanomaterial-based sensors have clearly enhanced sensing performances in terms of sensitivity and detection limits, down to the detection of single molecules. The specific properties of such nano objects also offer alternatives to classic transduction methods by modification of a spectrum of receptors. Furthermore, the combination of different nanomaterials in the same sensing interface, each with its own characteristics, to further enhance the performances of chemical sensors or biosensors, is a well-accepted strategy. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials, “Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications”, aims at collecting a compilation of articles that prominently demonstrate the continuous efforts in developing advanced nanomaterial-based sensing technologies for various target analytes. It focuses on the synthesis, properties, and prospective sensing applications of nanomaterials. The topics cover a wide range of research fields, including nanomaterials, biotechnology, nanofabrication, and sensors, in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles.
Prof. Dr. Guozhen Liu
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- chemical sensors,
- gold nanoparticles,
- quantum dots,
- magnetic nanoparticles,
- nanostructured carbon,
- surface modification
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.
Title: Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles for diagnostic application
Corresponding Author: Song Yeul Lee, Yong Il Park
Abstract: School of Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, South KoreaAbstract: Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles exhibit unique optical properties such as long luminescence lifetime (up to several milliseconds), and upconversion luminescence (NIR to visible). Exploiting these optical properties, lanthanide-doped nanoparticles have been widely utilized for cellular and small animal imaging with the absence of background autofluorescence. And, these nanoparticles also have advantages for highly sensitive diagnostic detection. In this review, we summarize and discuss the recent progress in the development of highly sensitive diagnostic methods using lanthanide-doped nanoparticles.