Special Issue "Mass-Sensitive Sensors Based on Biomimetic Recognition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
Prof. Dr. Peter Lieberzeit
University of Vienna, Department of Physical Chemistry, Waehringer Strasse 38, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: molecular imprinting; artificial receptors; real-life measurements; QCM; capacitive measurements; low-cost sensing; bioanalyte sensing
Mass-sensitive sensing has one main advantage: mass is one of the most fundamental properties of any analyte. However, as a result of this advantage, mass-sensitive sensors also require suitable recognition materials to ensure selectivity. To this end, biomimetic approaches, including self-assembled monolayers, laterally cross-linked matrices, artificial membrane mimics, molecularly imprinted polymers, hybrid and composite materials, as well as aptamers and synthetic peptides/proteins, have generated increasing interest. Such strategies aim to implement biological functionalities in artificial, man-made matrices, so as to exploit the best of both worlds: these strategies aim to take advantage of biological materials’ outstanding recognition abilities and selectivity while using technology to impart upon these materials ruggedness and processability. This Special Issue of "Sensors" shall gather cutting-edge research concerning transducer development and optimization, as well as the design of novel artificial recognition materials. The issue will cover analytes ranging from chemical species to biomolecules, as well as larger entities ranging up to the size of whole cells. The issue welcomes both reviews and research papers, and aims to spotlight this interesting intersection of chemistry, biology, physics, electronics, and measuring science.
Prof. Dr. Peter Lieberzeit
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- mass-sensitive sensors
- biomimetic recognition
- artificial receptors
- artificial antibodies
- molecular imprinting