Special Issue "Nanomechanical Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Dr. Stephane Evoy
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, AB T6G 2V4, Edmonton, Canada
Phone: +1 780 492 5866
Fax: +1 780 492 1811
Interests: nanoelectromechanical systems; biosensors; pathogen detection; metabolomics
Micro- and nanomechanical systems are of interest from both fundamental and technological standpoints. The understanding and control of composition, nanostructure, and interface properties is important for the development of nanostructured materials. Furthermore, mechanical resonators and static cantilever have been demonstrated to be highly promising platforms for the detection of small forces and target analytes. Mesoscopic dimensions and high-frequency operation also open up fascinating possibilities for sensitive studies of extrinsic processes such as surface and near-surface effects, and of other fundamental phenomena such as coupling with lattice vibrations and interaction with electromagnetic fields. This special issue will cover all topics relevant to the science, technology and applications of nanomechanical systems. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, modeling of nanomechanical and resonant behavior, materials development and fabrication techniques, novel transduction approaches, understanding and applications of nanooptomechanical, nanoelectromechanical and nanomagnetomechanical phenomena, as well as applications to sensing platforms operating in both the static and resonant regime.
Dr. Stephane Evoy
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4088-4101; doi:10.3390/s130404088
Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 1 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 26 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (902 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Improved Adhesion of Gold Thin Films Evaporated on Polymer Resin: Applications for Sensing Surfaces and MEMS
Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7021-7032; doi:10.3390/s130607021
Received: 11 April 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 13 May 2013 / Published: 28 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (573 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Determination of the Elastic Properties of Tomato Fruit Cells with an Atomic Force Microscope
Sensors 2013, 13(9), 12175-12191; doi:10.3390/s130912175
Received: 9 July 2013; in revised form: 23 August 2013 / Accepted: 5 September 2013 / Published: 11 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1054 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Silicon Nanomembrane Detector for Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of Large Proteins
Sensors 2013, 13(10), 13708-13716; doi:10.3390/s131013708
Received: 8 August 2013; in revised form: 22 September 2013 / Accepted: 8 October 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (474 KB)
Sensors 2013, 13(12), 16641-16656; doi:10.3390/s131216641
Received: 20 October 2013; in revised form: 27 November 2013 / Accepted: 3 December 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1021 KB)
Sensors 2013, 13(12), 16657-16671; doi:10.3390/s131216657
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 28 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (555 KB)
Last update: 5 March 2013