Special Issue "SERS Sensing Technology: Research, Progress and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2023) | Viewed by 1244

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yongjun Zhang
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Center for Advanced Optoelectronic Materials, Key Laboratory of Novel Materials for Sensor of Zhejiang Province, College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China
Interests: nanomaterials; SERS; LSPR; biomarker; biosensors; detection of environmental pollutants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, SERS has attracted extensive attentions due to its excellent sensitivity. Additionally, the researches show SERS observations are comprehensively affected by the material composition, the surrounding di-electronics, the shapes of the nanostructured units, the gaps between the neighbor nanostructures, surface linkage and so on, which make its uniformity and reproduction difficult for deep understanding and wide applications. Now, we would like to announce a new Special Issue entitled SERS Sensing Technology: Research, Progress and Applications, which will publish your recent findings related to SERS and Sensing, including approaches for the material design, synthesis, characterization, and modeling of materials for SERS and SERS-based sensors. Research articles or reviews of recent advances are both welcome for submission. Hopefully, we together push the corresponding research a new step forward by your excellent contributions.

Prof. Dr. Yongjun Zhang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • SERS
  • sensing
  • LSPR
  • nanostructure array
  • composite materials
  • FDTD simulation
  • comsol simulation

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Enhanced Electromagnetic Coupling in the Walnut-Shaped Nanostructure Array
Chemosensors 2022, 10(11), 445; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors10110445 - 26 Oct 2022
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It is a challenging yet valuable work to prepare a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate with low cost and high performance by simple methods. In this study, the Ag nanoparticles were sputtered on PS spheres by the magnetron sputtering, which was used as [...] Read more.
It is a challenging yet valuable work to prepare a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate with low cost and high performance by simple methods. In this study, the Ag nanoparticles were sputtered on PS spheres by the magnetron sputtering, which was used as the mask to create the nanostructures by etching the spheres. Because of the heating effect in the etching process, the Ag nanoparticles gathered on the surfaces of PS spheres when the etching time was 60 s. Strong electromagnetic coupling was observed between the gathered Ag nanoparticles as confirmed by FDTD simulation and SERS signals from the probe molecule 4-mercaptobenzoic acid. This structure showed the detection limit for thiram down to 10−8 M. Full article
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Plasmonic Sensor and Surface Enhanced Fluorescence Imaging Based on Hollow Nanocone Arrays
Chemosensors 2022, 10(10), 431; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors10100431 - 18 Oct 2022
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Hollow nanocone arrays are fabricated by a low-cost and efficient colloidal lithography (CL) technique. The hollow nanocone arrays are then reversed to make only the tips contact the substrate. The optical properties of the obverse and inverse hollow nanocone arrays are determined by [...] Read more.
Hollow nanocone arrays are fabricated by a low-cost and efficient colloidal lithography (CL) technique. The hollow nanocone arrays are then reversed to make only the tips contact the substrate. The optical properties of the obverse and inverse hollow nanocone arrays are determined by the surrounding environment, showing different reflection spectra and structure dependence. The inverse hollow nanocone arrays show a relative index sensitivity of 70% per RIU with strict linearity. The fluorescence of fluorophore or staining cells can be facilely enhanced by placing them on the tips of the hollow nanocone arrays, while having no quenching effect. The study of the obverse and inverse hollow nanocone arrays can benefit the understanding of the effect of the environment on the plasmonic resonances. The hollow nanocone arrays are promising to serve as high-performance plasmonic sensors and versatile substrates for surface-enhanced fluorescence imaging. Full article
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