Special Issue "Portable Fast Detection Platforms Based on SERS Technology"

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 113

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Maofeng Zhang
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Guest Editor
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, 193 Tunxi Road, Hefei 230009, China
Interests: synthesis of novel SERS/PIERS substrates and their portable rapid detection of analytes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid, on-site Raman spectroscopic identification and quantification of biological and chemical species have been restricted by the low instrumental sensitivity of a portable Raman instrument, and no ideal platforms have been reported for analyzing pesticides on real sample surfaces. An efficient method to improve the detection sensitivity is to fabricate a highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate. A multifunctional solid-state surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoarray exhibiting superior detection sensitivity with high stability and reproducibility is a research hotspot, since it provides multiple analyses and on-site detection platform. The novel SERS substrates can be applied to detect trace analytes and show great potential as an effective SERS platform for rapid on-site chemical and biological sensing. Furthermore, the photo-induced enhanced Raman spectroscopy (PIERS) technique may also become an effective way for enhancing Raman scattering, which has great potential for portable Raman detections.

In this Special Issue “Portable Fast Detection Platforms Based on SERS Technology”, we welcome contributions of original research and comprehensive review submissions reporting the latest research progress and development on sensing technologies using novel SERS substrates.

Dr. Maofeng Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • SERS
  • novel substrates
  • sensing
  • drug analysis and detection
  • environment detection
  • biomarker detection
  • portable platforms

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