Special Issue "SERS for Biosensing: Designs, Applications and Prospects"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical and Photonic Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China
Interests: molecular electronics; scanning tunnel microscopy; surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; electrochemistry; electrocatalysis
College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China
Interests: surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; electrochemistry; plasmonic nanomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Significant developments in optical sensing and micro/nanofabrication technologies have enabled the identification of chemical and biological analytes at ultra-low detection levels. Among these advancements is surface-enhanced Raman scattering/spectroscopy (SERS), which is a highly sensitive, specific, and nondestructive technique that can realize rapid and trace detection of analytes in complex media. Therefore, SERS-based sensing platforms have been widely used in various branches of science and technology, such as biosensing and bioimaging, disease diagnosis and treatment, pollutant monitoring, food safety, forensic science, homeland security, etc.

The enhancement of the Raman signal strongly depends on the SERS substrate material, morphology, and assembly method, which can affect the enhancement factor by several orders of magnitude. Therefore, considerable efforts have been made by the scientific community to achieve rapid quantitative SERS analysis. Nowadays, the most common quantitative SERS techniques employ ordered nanostructured SERS substrates or internal standards.

This Special Issue is focused on the latest advances in the applications of SERS in surface analysis and biomolecular and chemical sensing. Original research papers and review articles are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Xiaoshun Zhou
Dr. Yahao Wang
Guest Editors

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  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
  • optical sensors
  • quantitative SERS techniques
  • surface plasmon resonance
  • plasmonic nanomaterials and substrates

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