Special Issue "Fluorescent Chemosensors"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Reza Dabestani
MD-6197, Physical Organic Group, Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6197, USA
E-Mail: dabestanir@ornl.gov
Phone: +1 865 576 7325
Fax: +1 865 576 7596
Interests: fluorescent optical sensors; molecular dynamics; photochemistry and photophysics; fast kinetic spectroscopy; radiation curing of polymer composites

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Frances S. Ligler
Lampe Distinguished Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, NCSU Engineering Building 3, Room 4307 Mail Stop 7115, Raleigh, NC 27695-7115, USA
E-Mail: fsligler@ncsu.edu
Phone: +1 919 515 1049
Interests: biosensors; immunosensors; fluorescence; multi-analyte sensing; microfluidics; flow cytometry; microarrays

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue highlights the use of fluorescence for detecting low molecular weight chemicals. Fluorescence is highly effective for discriminating the presence of a target over the spectrally complex background inherent in real-world samples. Fluorescence lifetime measurements, fluorescence polarization, and fluorescence energy transfer provide mechanisms for measuring chemicals in solution. Fluorescence of dye-laden particles, quantum dots, and luminescent proteins provide methods for measuring intracellar chemical changes. On a sensing surface, a fluorescent signal also provides greater sensitivity than measurement of mass change as a target binds to a sensor surface due to significant background signal from nonspecific adsorption of other sample components. Polymers that fluoresce upon target recognition are opening opportunities for sensing in air as well as liquids. Two photon excitation, fluorescence energy transfer, fluorescence quenching and chemically modulated fluorescence are being used to generate novel sensing strategies. New fluors, light sources and detectors are continually expanding the opportunities for fluorescence measurements with inexpensive and even point-of-use systems. This special issue of sensors will focus on the use and application of fluorescent chemosensors in medical, biological, environmental, and analytical fields.

Frances Smith Ligler, Ph. D.
Reza Dabestani, Ph. D.
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • fluorescence
  • chemical sensor
  • nanoparticles
  • FRET
  • lifetime
  • quenching
  • polymerization induced
  • intracellular fluorescence
  • evanescent sensing
  • chemosensitivity
  • chemosensors
  • fluorescent imaging

Published Papers (12 papers)

by , , , , , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2010, 10(7), 7018-7043; doi:10.3390/s100707018
Received: 24 March 2010; in revised form: 12 April 2010 / Accepted: 24 June 2010 / Published: 21 July 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3126-3144; doi:10.3390/s100403126
Received: 6 January 2010; in revised form: 27 February 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 31 March 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 2438-2449; doi:10.3390/s100302438
Received: 18 February 2010; in revised form: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 23 March 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 2315-2331; doi:10.3390/s100302315
Received: 4 January 2010; in revised form: 2 March 2010 / Accepted: 8 March 2010 / Published: 19 March 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 1661-1669; doi:10.3390/s100301661
Received: 28 December 2009; in revised form: 9 February 2010 / Accepted: 22 February 2010 / Published: 2 March 2010
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2010, 10(2), 1377-1398; doi:10.3390/s100201377
Received: 29 December 2009; in revised form: 14 January 2010 / Accepted: 29 January 2010 / Published: 21 February 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(2), 1355-1376; doi:10.3390/s100201355
Received: 5 January 2010; in revised form: 29 January 2010 / Accepted: 4 February 2010 / Published: 12 February 2010
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2010, 10(2), 1326-1337; doi:10.3390/s100201326
Received: 24 December 2009; in revised form: 28 January 2010 / Accepted: 5 February 2010 / Published: 11 February 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 876-889; doi:10.3390/s100100876
Received: 31 December 2009; in revised form: 15 January 2010 / Accepted: 19 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
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Sensors 2009, 9(11), 9414-9443; doi:10.3390/s91109414
Received: 14 September 2009; in revised form: 27 October 2009 / Accepted: 28 October 2009 / Published: 24 November 2009
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Sensors 2009, 9(11), 9332-9354; doi:10.3390/s91109332
Received: 21 September 2009; in revised form: 3 November 2009 / Accepted: 12 November 2009 / Published: 19 November 2009
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2009, 9(7), 5446-5459; doi:10.3390/s90705446
Received: 20 May 2009; in revised form: 26 June 2009 / Accepted: 8 July 2009 / Published: 9 July 2009
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