Special Issue "Nanotube and Nanowire Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (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