Special Issue "Photoactive Nanomaterials for Sensitive and Selective Determination of Trace Analyzes"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2008)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Julia Xiaojun Zhao
Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
Website: http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/jzhao/
E-Mail: jzhao@chem.und.edu
Phone: +1 701 777 3610
Interests: Luminescent Nanoparticles, Quantum Dots, Gold Nanoparticles, Silver Nanoparticles, Luminescence, Ultrasensitive Determination

Special Issue Information

Sensitive and selective determination of various analyzes using photoactive nanomaterials will be covered in this special issue. In recent years, several types of photoactive nanomaterials have been developed and applied to ultrasensitive determination of trace amount of analytes. In general, these nanomaterials are used as a signaling reagent or a sample carrier. Compared to traditional signaling reagents, the photoactive nanomaterials provide excellent signaling characteristics and high photostability for a wide variety of analyses. In this special issue different photoactive nanomaterials and their applications in ultrasensitive determination will be described. These include: quantum dots, PEBBLEs, polymer fluorescent nanoparticles, silica fluorescent nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles and silver nanoparticles etc.


  • Luminescent Nanoparticles
  • Quantum Dots
  • Gold Nanoparticles
  • Silver Nanoparticles
  • Luminescence
  • Ultrasensitive Determination

Published Papers (3 papers)

Sensors 2008, 8(9), 5942-5960; doi:10.3390/s8095942
Received: 11 August 2008; in revised form: 22 September 2008 / Accepted: 23 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(5), 3082-3105; doi:10.3390/s8053082
Received: 25 March 2008; Accepted: 23 April 2008 / Published: 8 May 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(2), 886-896; doi:10.3390/s8020886
Received: 15 January 2008; Accepted: 30 January 2008 / Published: 8 February 2008
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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