Special Issue "Plasmonic and Photonic Biosensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: optics and photonics; plasmonics; nanotechnological processes; optical biosensing; surface-enhanced Raman scattering
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Interests: plasmonics; vibrational spectroscopies; synthesis and functionalization of nanomaterials; surface enhanced Raman scattering; optofluidic biosensing platforms
Biosensing platforms based on optical transduction methods offer great advantages over conventional analytical techniques because they enable the direct, fast, real-time, and often label-free detection of many biological molecules, showing high specificity, sensitivity, small size, and cost-effectiveness. In such a framework, research on advanced plasmonic and photonic biosensors has been mainly directed towards healthcare, environmental applications, and biotechnology. This development takes advantage of multidisciplinary expertise, including optics, microelectronics, microelectromechanical systems, microfluidics, micro/nanotechnological processes, materials science, chemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine, and agri-food sciences.
In the last two decades, several nanomaterials have been developed, aimed at exploiting the interaction of optical electromagnetic fields with customized biorecognition elements. Among them, metal–dielectric plasmonic nanostructures and one/two/three-dimensional photonic crystals represent the main building blocks of advanced biosensors based on mechanisms such as metal enhanced fluorescence, surface enhanced Raman scattering, surface plasmon resonance, and waveguide- and reflectometric-based interference spectroscopy, where the main challenges are to detect small molecules at ultralow concentrations and produce compact devices for point-of-care analysis.
This Special Issue aims to introduce recent progress in the fabrication and application of plasmonic and photonic biosensors, promoting a synergy of several complementary competences in the research community.
Prof. Fabrizio Giorgis
Dr. Chiara Novara
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- Raman spectroscopy
- Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
- Fluorescence spectroscopy
- Metal enhanced fluorescence
- Reflectometric interference spectroscopy
- Waveguide interference spectroscopy
- Metal–dielectric plasmonic nanostructures and nanoparticles
- Photonic crystals
- Dielectric multilayers
- Nanotechnological fabrication
- Trace hazard substances detection
- Early cancer diagnostics
- Biosensors for sustainable food engineering
- Optical biosensors
- Portable biosensing platforms