Special Issue "Sensing at the Nano-Scale: Chemical and Bio-Sensing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sheikh A. Akbar
NSF Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements (CISM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Website: http://www.matsceng.ohio-state.edu/faculty/akbar/
E-Mail: Akbar@matsceng.ohio-state.edu
Phone: +1 614-292-6725
Fax: +1 614-688-4949
Interests: chemical sensors; nano-structured oxides; electroceramics; ceramic thick and thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Developing novel functional materials and devices with controlled features on the nanometer scale is at the core of R & D innovation. Unique electronic, optical, magnetic, as well as chemical properties of nano-scale materials are making them attractive for new generation of devices. There are evidences that suggest fundamentally new behavior in nanomaterials that otherwise cannot be predicted by simple scaling laws. Semiconducting nanoclusters display interesting optical, electronic and chemical properties, making them potential candidates for biosensors and optoelectronic devices. Also, while conductivity enhancement by several orders of magnitude is seen in some nanocrystalline oxides, improved chemical and photo-chemical activity is evident in other nanostructured oxides because of enhanced surface area. Because of unusual surface properties, materials with nano-scale features are particularly attractive for realizing fast-responding sensors with good sensitivity and selectivity for the detection of chemical species and biological agents. The topics covered in this special issue will represent recent innovations in nano-processing that integrates cutting edge expertise and resources in materials processing, lithographic and non-lithographic approaches in micro- and nano-fabrications, microscopy and other advanced characterization techniques. On the detection side, the focus will be on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of surface and interface chemistry involving gas-solid and liquid-solid reactions, as well as interaction of solid surfaces with biological systems. Both review and original research articles are expected from a broad spectrum of disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, analytical science, environmental science, materials science, electronics, automation, instrumentation and engineering to highlight the latest developments and future challenges in this exciting filed of nano-scale sensing.

Prof. Dr. Sheikh A. Akbar
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • nano-structured semiconductive sensors
  • nano-structured electrochemical sensors
  • nano-structured biosensors
  • nano-sensor arrays
  • nano-sensor modeling and simulation
  • nano-sensing mechanisms
  • nano-sensor design and fabrication
  • nano-sensor packaging and electronics

Published Papers (20 papers)

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Sensors 2011, 11(10), 9685-9699; doi:10.3390/s111009685
Received: 5 September 2011; in revised form: 26 September 2011 / Accepted: 8 October 2011 / Published: 12 October 2011
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Sensors 2011, 11(11), 10603-10614; doi:10.3390/s111110603
Received: 16 September 2011; in revised form: 31 October 2011 / Accepted: 4 November 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 2436-2455; doi:10.3390/s120302436
Received: 18 January 2012; in revised form: 9 February 2012 / Accepted: 20 February 2012 / Published: 23 February 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 2582-2597; doi:10.3390/s120302582
Received: 17 January 2012; in revised form: 14 February 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 2598-2609; doi:10.3390/s120302598
Received: 6 January 2012; in revised form: 11 February 2012 / Accepted: 16 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 2610-2631; doi:10.3390/s120302610
Received: 19 December 2011; in revised form: 19 January 2012 / Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 3018-3036; doi:10.3390/s120303018
Received: 20 January 2012; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 3302-3313; doi:10.3390/s120303302
Received: 7 February 2012; in revised form: 2 March 2012 / Accepted: 5 March 2012 / Published: 7 March 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 3449-3471; doi:10.3390/s120303449
Received: 10 February 2012; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 12 March 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(4), 3952-3963; doi:10.3390/s120403952
Received: 13 January 2012; in revised form: 20 February 2012 / Accepted: 22 March 2012 / Published: 26 March 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(4), 4594-4604; doi:10.3390/s120404594
Received: 8 March 2012; in revised form: 29 March 2012 / Accepted: 30 March 2012 / Published: 10 April 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(4), 4803-4819; doi:10.3390/s120404803
Received: 16 February 2012; in revised form: 29 March 2012 / Accepted: 30 March 2012 / Published: 12 April 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(4), 4962-4973; doi:10.3390/s120404962
Received: 15 February 2012; in revised form: 10 April 2012 / Accepted: 11 April 2012 / Published: 18 April 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(4), 5170-5194; doi:10.3390/s120405170
Received: 23 February 2012; in revised form: 19 March 2012 / Accepted: 12 April 2012 / Published: 20 April 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5517-5550; doi:10.3390/s120505517
Received: 8 March 2012; in revised form: 1 April 2012 / Accepted: 25 April 2012 / Published: 30 April 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5608-5622; doi:10.3390/s120505608
Received: 13 March 2012; in revised form: 27 March 2012 / Accepted: 12 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5650-5669; doi:10.3390/s120505650
Received: 24 March 2012; in revised form: 18 April 2012 / Accepted: 26 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5996-6022; doi:10.3390/s120505996
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 18 April 2012 / Accepted: 2 May 2012 / Published: 10 May 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7207-7258; doi:10.3390/s120607207
Received: 2 April 2012; in revised form: 18 April 2012 / Accepted: 11 May 2012 / Published: 30 May 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 8259-8277; doi:10.3390/s120608259
Received: 2 May 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 6 June 2012 / Published: 13 June 2012
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