Special Issue "Preparation of Nanoparticles and Their SERS Properties"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2023 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Jianhui Yang
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Guest Editor
College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069, China
Interests: noble metallic nanomaterials; self-assembly nanocrystals; multifunctional nanocomposites; metal-anhanced fluorescence; surface-enhanced Raman scattering; chemical detection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy has become one of the most powerful analytical techniques in chemical and biomedical applications because of its unique advantages, such as high sensitivity, high selectivity, non-destructivity, and negligible background signal. Metal nanoparticles, especially Au, Ag, and Cu, with strong SERS activity have become well known as SERS substrates in recent years. The performance of SERS is related not only to the size and shape of metal nanoparticles but also to their composition and structure (hollow and core-shell). Recently, semiconductor nanoparticles, nanoscale, metal-organic framework, carbon-based nanoparticles are being used as alternative SERS substrates. The fabrication of 2D or 3D nanostructures using nanoparticles as building blocks or the design of hybrid SERS substrates as emerging materials have attracted increasing attention. The controlled preparation of nanoparticles is an important factor which has strong impacts on their unique SERS properties. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the chemical/physical preparation of nanoparticles with controllable size, shape, composition, and structure, as well as their characterization and SERS properties potentially applied in chemical detection or sensors.

Prof. Dr. Jianhui Yang
Guest Editor

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  • synthesis
  • assembly
  • nanoparticles
  • nanocomposites
  • characterization
  • SERS
  • chemical detection
  • chemical sensors

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