Special Issue "Nano-Biophotonics in Sensing Using Nanostructures"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

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Dr. Vincent K.S. Hsiao
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Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, National Chi Nan University, Puli Township, Nantou 54561, Taiwan
Interests: photoelectrics; thermoelectrics and photothermoelectrics; photoelectrochemistry; laser-assisted fabrication of nanomaterials; laser spectroscopy; triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG)
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Dear Colleagues,

Light–matter interaction, especially in nanostructures, has attracted researchers’ attention due to the variable shapes of nanostructures with different optical effects. For example, nanoparticles, raging in the 10–100 nm scale, own different photoluminescence properties. In the current Special Issue, we are especially encouraging those results in the fields of nano-biophotonics in sensing using nanostructures in one (nanowires, nanorods), two (nanofilms, 2D materials, graphene) or three dimensions (nanoparticles of different shape and size). Other topics related to the fields of nano-biophotonics are also welcome.

Dr. Vincent K.S. Hsiao
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Keywords

  • Nanostructure
  • Sensing
  • Biophotonics

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Zinc Oxide Nanorod Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates without and with Gold Nanoparticles Fabricated through Pulsed-Laser-Induced Photolysis
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(14), 5015; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10145015 - 21 Jul 2020
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We fabricated surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates using gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-decorated zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs). Prior to decoration with AuNPs, ZnO NRs on the glass substrate fabricated using the sol–gel method could enhance the SERS signal for detecting 10−5 M rhodamine [...] Read more.
We fabricated surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates using gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-decorated zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs). Prior to decoration with AuNPs, ZnO NRs on the glass substrate fabricated using the sol–gel method could enhance the SERS signal for detecting 10−5 M rhodamine 6G (R6G). Microscopic analysis revealed that the thermal-annealing process for fabricating the seed layers of ZnO facilitated the growth of ZnO NRs with the highly preferred c-axis (002) orientation. A decrease in the diameter of ZnO NRs occurred because of the use of annealed seek layers further increased the surface-to-volume ratio of ZnO NRs, resulting in an increase in the SERS signal for R6G of 10−5 M. To combine the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) mode with the charge transfer (CT) mode, ZnO NRs were decorated with AuNPs through pulsed-laser-induced photolysis (PLIP). However, the preferred vertical (002) orientation of ZnO NRs was prone to the aggregation of AuNPs, which hindered the SERS signal. The experimental results revealed that ZnO NRs with the crystalline structure of horizontal (100) and (101) orientations facilitated the growth of homogeneous, independent and isolated AuNPs which serves as “hot spots” for SERS signal of detecting R6G at a low concentration of 10−9 M. Comparing to previous fabrication of SERS substrate, our method has advantage to fabricate AuNP-decorated ZnO NR in a short time. Moreover, the optimization of the SERS behaviors for different fabrication conditions of AuNPs using the PLIP method was investigated in detail. Full article
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“Green” Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of Thermally Stable Gold Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Carbon Nanosheets
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(7), 2272; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10072272 - 26 Mar 2020
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We have developed a “green” method for fabricating gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) through biogenic approaches. The proposed method has the advantages of facile preparation under ecofriendly conditions. AuNPs encapsulated in carbon nanosheets, and exhibiting high thermal stability, were fabricated by autoclaving pectin-capped AuNPs, which [...] Read more.
We have developed a “green” method for fabricating gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) through biogenic approaches. The proposed method has the advantages of facile preparation under ecofriendly conditions. AuNPs encapsulated in carbon nanosheets, and exhibiting high thermal stability, were fabricated by autoclaving pectin-capped AuNPs, which were subsequently collected through high-speed centrifugation and redispersed in aqueous solution. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazy (DPPH) radical scavenging assay indicated that our prepared AuNPs exhibited more prolonged antioxidant capacity than pristine apple extracts. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra showed that approximately 80% of DPPH radicals were scavenged by the pectin-capped AuNPs at a concentration of 3 mg/mL. According to our results, AuNPs prepared through biogenic approaches have potential use in the food industry. Full article
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