Special Issue "Hierarchical Nanostructures for Gas Sensors"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Hierarchically-assembled nanostructures are considered to be among the most attractive materials and have been widely exploited in various technological applications. Intensive studies were carried out by many scientific groups to develop new strategies and to improve the techniques for the synthesis of hierarchically assembled nanomaterials. The studies have shown that these nanostructures, with different and tuneable morphologies, are good candidates for the manufacturing of sensing devices, which provide enhanced safety in our everyday life. In particular, hierarchical nanostructures became important materials for the fabrication of gas sensors, with applications in environmental monitoring and human health. Further extensive efforts have been made to improve the sensing performance of hierarchical nanostructures by the preparation of composite materials, which can open new perspectives for the fabrication of gas sensor devices.
The goal of this Special Issue is to present the recent achievements on the synthesis methods of any kind of hierarchically assembled nanostructures, including, but not limited to, metal oxides, silicon, graphene, and other 1D, 2D and 3D materials. Particular relevance should be given to the enhancement of the functional properties of these materials for gas sensing, in particular regarding the sensitivity, the selectivity and the response time toward specific chemical compounds. Sensing mechanism may be addressed, as well as the application of these materials in real world sensing platforms.
We invite the researchers working on this topic to submit their latest research studies to this special issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.Dr. Vardan Galstyan
Dr. Dario Zappa
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Comini
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- Synthesis of nanostructures
- Morphological, structural and/or functional characterization
- Hierarchical assembling
- Composite materials
- Chemical sensors
- Optical sensors