Special Issue "Molecular Sensing and Molecular Electronics"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yoke Khin Yap
Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University, 118 Fisher Hall, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan, 49931-1295, USA
Website: http://phy.mtu.edu/yap/
E-Mail: ykyap@mtu.edu
Phone: +1 906 4872900
Fax: +1 906 4872933
Interests: nanotubes; graphene; nanosheets; nanowires; quantum dots; quantum electronics, biological sensing; chemical sensing; plasmonic; energy harvesting; heat management

Guest Editor
Dr. Dongyan Zhang
Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University, 118 Fisher Hall, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan, 49931-1295, USA
Website: http://www.mtu.edu/physics/department/adjunct-faculty/zhang/
E-Mail: dozhang@mtu.edu
Phone: +1 906 4872900
Fax: +1 906 4872933
Interests: microbiology; biochemistry; immunology; molecular biology; biotechnology; and bio-nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecules are the basis of many chemical and biological reactions. The detection of chemical and biological molecules using novel sensing methodology has gained increasing interest as it leads to earlier detection of toxicant, bacterias, viruses, proteins, DNAs and illnesses such as cancer. These molecular sensing devices may also lead to the development of artificial organs (nose, eye, tongue, etc.).

On the other hand, molecules are the smallest possible building blocks for the next generation electronic devices. These devices can be used for various purposes, including storage, switching and brain-like data processing, and are generally referred to as molecular electronics or molectronics.

To emphasize the importance of molecular sensing and molecular electronics, review articles and original research papers relating to these burgeoning areas are solicited. There is particular interest in manuscripts concerning biological and chemical sensing as well as novel approaches in constructing molecular electronics using the top-down (via micro and nano lithography) and the bottom up (via nanotubes, graphene, nanowires, nanoparticles, etc.) techniques.

Prof. Dr. Yoke Khin Yap
Dr. Dongyan Zhang
Guest Editors


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  • sensors
  • actuators
  • microfluidics
  • molecular electronics
  • nanotubes
  • graphene
  • nanowires
  • nanoparticles

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14339-14355; doi:10.3390/s140814339
Received: 1 July 2014; in revised form: 23 July 2014 / Accepted: 27 July 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14038-14049; doi:10.3390/s140814038
Received: 4 July 2014; in revised form: 25 July 2014 / Accepted: 28 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4399-4415; doi:10.3390/s140304399
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 28 February 2014 / Published: 5 March 2014
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Last update: 30 October 2013

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