Special Issue "Spectral Imaging at the Microscale and Beyond"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 September 2013)
Dr. Jesse Greener
Département de Chimie, Université Laval, 1045 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Fax: +1 418 656 7916
Interests: lab-on-a-chip analytical solutions; environmental and catalytic biomaterials; microfabrication methods; microbial fuel cells
Dear Colleagues,Never before has the demand been so high for information intensive characterization at the microscale and smaller. Traditionally, fields such as microbiology, microfluidics, nanoscience and the materials sciences have relied on optical and electron imaging to collect information on spatial dimensions. However, sustained advances in these and other fields require techniques that generate spatially-resolved chemical, physical and mechanical information. Spectral imaging is an exciting analytical field that is gaining momentum and finding a growing number of applications at small scales. It is a general approach based on light and electromagnetic-fields. By conducting a spatial resolved analysis of both intensity and frequency, one generates maps that can passively report on a broad range of sample properties. Examples of spectroscopic tools utilized for imaging include, but are not limited to, magnetic resonance, infrared, Raman, UV-Vis, X-ray and broad-band fluorescence.
We dedicate this special issue of Sensors to innovative and emerging approaches to spectral imaging at the microscale (less than 1mm) or smaller. We welcome novel, high-quality submissions ranging from demonstrations of new techniques to the utilization of spectral imaging for studies in biology, chemistry, materials, engineering and more. In the case that authors wish to explore the relevancy of their proposed topics, we encourage communication with the guest editor and Sensors staff in advance of submission.
Dr. Jesse Greener
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- spectral imaging
- confocal spectroscopy
- multispectral imaging
- chemical imaging
- imaging spectroscopy
- multi-band imaging