Special Issue "Nanopore Sensors: Fabrications, Properties and Applications"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic
School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/dusan.losic
E-Mail: dusan.losic@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: + 61 8 8313 4648
Fax: +61 8 8303 4373
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoengineering; nanomedicine; biosensing; bioseparations; functional biomaterials; bioinspired materials; drug-releasing implants; nano-carriers for drug delivery; diatom nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The past decade has seen a phenomenal growth in the research on bioinspired sensors and biosensors based on nanoscale channels with typical dimensions of less than 100 nm because of their extraordinary properties and single molecule detection capabilities. Numerous methodologies, including focused ion beam milling, transmission electron microscopy, electron beam lithography, soft-imprint lithography, nanosphere lithography, electrochemical anodization, chemical and ion track-etching have been explored to fabricate single nanopore and nanopore arrays from different materials such as metals, semiconductors, metal oxides, polymers, proteins, carbon, graphene, etc. This Special Issue will address challenges in the fabrication of nanopore structures, exploring their unique properties and applications for designing ultra-sensitive sensing devices.

Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic
Guest Editor


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  • Nanopores
  • nanopore arrays
  • solid nanopores
  • nanopore fabrications
  • single molecule detections
  • ion-channel
  • nanopore sensors

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Last update: 16 October 2013

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