Special Issue "Printed Electroanalytical Tools for De-Centralized Applications"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Prof. Dr. Fabiana Arduini
Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata， Rome, Italy
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Interests: electrochemical sensors; screen-printed electrodes; paper-based devices; biosensors based on enzyme inhibition; nanomaterial-based (bio)sensors; carbon black as electrode modifiers; (bio)sensors for environmental and security applications
In recent years, analytical chemistry has moved towards miniaturized, cost-effective, and easy-to-use analytical tools to deliver sustainable devices capable of matching the ASSURED criteria (affordable, sensitive, specific, user-friendly, rapid and robust, equipment-free and deliverable to end users) outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO). Although these tools are generally combined with different readouts (e.g., electrochemical, colorimetric, fluorimetric), the electrochemical tools have been widely exploited thanks to their outstanding features, such as simplicity and “blindness” towards colored solutions. However, the “real” strength of electroanalysis for smart applications is strictly related to the progress made in printing technology. Printed electrodes are mainly manufactured by using screen-printing, inkjet printing, and photolithography, and they can be easily miniaturized, customized, and applied for on-site analyses. In addition to these manufacturing techniques, the use of micro/nanosized modifiers and “relatively” novel substrates for printing, e.g., filter paper, are capable to definitely enhance their features in terms of easiness to use and of analytical performances namely sensitivity, repeatability, robustness and selectivity. In this overall scenario, we invite to submit new research in electrochemical printed sensors and biosensors for clinical, environmental, and agri-food applications.Dr. Stefano Cinti
Prof. Dr. Fabiana Arduini
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- Printed electrodes
- Chemical sensors