Special Issue "Nanotube and Nanowire Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2013
Dr. Gilberto Brambilla
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Interests: nanowire sensors, optical fibre sensors, physical sensors, resonating sensors
In the past decade, research on sensors based on nanowires and nanotubes has experienced a phenomenal growth because of the nanostructures extraordinary enabling properties. A variety of sensors rely on physical and chemical changes at the surface to monitor specific changes in targeted measurands. Because of the intrinsic high ratio between surface and volume, nanostructures can be easily functionalised, allow for an enhanced sensitivity in a very compact configuration and their small size is often also associated to an extremely fast response time. Furthermore, some nanomaterials behave in a fundamentally different way with respect to their macroscopic counterparts, paving the way for their exploitation in a variety of sensors exploiting their optical, electrical and chemical properties.This special issue will include recent results in the development of nanotubes and nanowires in sensing and in the study of the theory explaining their working mechanisms.
Dr. Gilberto Brambilla
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- Nanowire sensors
- carbon nanotubes
- nanotube sensors
- resonant sensors
- physical sensors
- chemical sensors
- fast-response sensors
Article: C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature
Sensors 2013, 13(1), 966-974; doi:10.3390/s130100966
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 5 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 15 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (576 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Simple Fabrication Process for 2D ZnO Nanowalls and Their Potential Application as a Methane Sensor
Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3941-3950; doi:10.3390/s130303941
Received: 28 January 2013; in revised form: 16 March 2013 / Accepted: 18 March 2013 / Published: 20 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (429 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Hydrothermal Synthesis of Various Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures and Their Methane Sensing Properties
Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6171-6182; doi:10.3390/s130506171
Received: 21 March 2013; in revised form: 23 April 2013 / Accepted: 26 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (928 KB)
Last update: 6 February 2013