Special Issue "Carbon-Based Sensors"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Dr. Jandro L. Abot
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064, USA
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Interests: experimental stress mechanics; polymeric composite materials; carbon nanotube fibers; integrated and distributed structural health monitoring in composite materials; piezoresistive sensors
Sensors will play an even more significant impact in future years and demand for highly responsive, selective, and cost effective sensors requires research on new sensing materials and technologies. Novel nanoscale carbon materials may provide new opportunities towards the development of highly miniaturized and integrated sensors and bring new challenges in their synthesis, assembly and fabrication. Functional carbon materials include graphene, carbon nanotubes and their assemblies, such as fibers, fabrics or mats, porous carbon, and polymeric-based carbon fibers. These materials have superb mechanical, thermal and electrical properties and could be tapped to develop the next generation of sensors. The main aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest experimental research and development on carbon sensors and their applications. Both stand-alone sensors and sensors integrated in polymers and composite materials are of special interest. Electrochemical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, mass, optical, photonic-based sensors are of interest. Sensing effects may include physical, chemical, piezoresistive, piezoelectric, capacitive, optical, thermal, magnetic, or combined effects between them. Novel sensing concepts and principles including synergistic ones among existing sensing approaches are of interest in the context of applications in several sectors of the economy including structural health monitoring, health care, security and defense. Sensor and actuator systems based on carbon materials are also of interest.
Prof. Dr. Jandro L. Abot
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- physical sensors
- chemical sensors
- electrochemical sensors
- carbon nanomaterials
- sensor applications
- experimental research