Special Issue "Acoustic Wave Sensors for Biosensing Applications"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2018).
Interests: Microfluidics coupled with sensors
Acoustic wave devices are well known for mass-sensitive sensor applications. Bulk-acoustic-wave (BAW) in quartz crystal microbalance, thin film bulk acoustic wave resonators (FBAR) as well as surface acoustic waves (SAW) configurations are in use. These devices can beneficially be used for biosensing applications, where biochemically-evoked binding processes on surfaces are detected in liquid environments, typically in combination with appropriate microfluidic devices. Hybridization, immobilization of biomarkers or cells are the focus of research.
For this Special Issue, we seek unique research and development efforts focusing on novel acoustic wave sensor device developments for biosensing applications. Figures of merit, such as sensitivity, resolution and detection limit are of interest. To gain sensor information, we are interested in acoustic wave sensor devices coupled with other transducer principles, e.g., electrochemical or optical approaches. The challenging and appropriate bio-functionalization of the sensor surface to achieve selective immobilization reactions can be addressed.
The Special issue will expand the scientific frontier of this very important and significant endeavor.Prof. Uwe Schnakenberg
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