Special Issue "Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic and Photothermal Spectroscopy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 July 2020).
Interests: optoelectronics and nanotechnology, innovative optical gas sensor systems and their application to environmental monitoring, industrial process analysis, control, medical diagnostics
Interests: photoacoustic spectrometry; photothermal Spectroscopy; laser applications in environmental monitoring, industrial process control and medicine
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The detection and measurement of trace gas concentrations is crucial for the understanding and monitoring of chemical and physical processes for a wide variety of applications, such as environmental monitoring, industrial process control, combustion processes, medicine, detection of toxic and flammable gases, as well as explosives. Laser-based spectroscopic techniques for trace gas detection are capable of high sensitivity and selectivity. These features are required in atmospheric science for the monitoring of different trace gas species including greenhouse gases and ozone, and in breath diagnostics to detect nitric oxide, ethane, ammonia and numerous other biomarkers. For the in-situ and real time measurements, the high sensitivity and selectivity must be combined with compactness and robustness of the sensors. In this landscape, photoacoustic and photothermal spectroscopy based on quartz tuning forks (QTF) have been proving through the last 15 years all the advantages of avoiding the use of optical detectors by employing acoustic resonators, which are immune to environmental noise and wavelength insensitive.
The present Special Issue was conceived with the aim of collecting and connecting all the provided contributions, works and analysis that are currently pushing quartz-enhanced photacoustic and phototermal spectroscopy to the state of art. The topics of focus will embrace the new generation of custom resonators, novel experimental approaches, smart solutions to real-world challenges, as well as theoretically-oriented issues, such as simulation of QTF vibrational dynamics, analysis of broadband absorbers, the effects of gas matrix changes, and gas relaxation dynamics.
Dr. Angelo Sampaolo
Dr. Hongpeng Wu
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- Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy
- Quartz-enhanced photothermal spectroscopy
- Quartz tuning forks
- Trace gas detection
- In-situ real-time applications