Special Issue "Sustainable Metal Oxide Materials for Sensing Applications"

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Chemical Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ana Rovisco
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
i3N/CENIMAT, Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and CEMOP/UNINOVA, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: multicomponent oxides; nanowires; nanofabrication; multifunctionality; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Comini
Guest Editor
Sensor Lab, Department of Information Engineering (DII), University of Brescia, Via Valotti 9, 25133 Brescia, Italy
Interests: metal oxides; nanowires; chemical sensors; gas sensors; heterostructures; functional materials; material synthesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last several decades, nanotechnology has advanced at an impressive rate, owing to a high level of development in both materials and processing routes. This impressive progress is contributing significantly to the growth of several areas, such as (opto)electronics, chemical sensors, medicine/biology, energy, and others.

Particularly, sensors are some of the key devices in smart surfaces and Internet of things (IoT) applications. To meet these concepts, sensing applications now require flexible, transparent, nanoscale devices and materials. In this context, metal oxides are particularly interesting due to their good optical and electrical properties and their capability for transparency, large area uniformity, and good mechanical flexibility. Concerning the environmental issues the world is facing, special attention should be given to materials and methods which are low-cost and sustainable, while still enabling high integration levels.

Thus, this Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers focused on the fabrication of sustainable metal oxide materials, in the form of thin films or nanostructures, and their application for sensors.

Dr. Ana Rovisco
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Comini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metal oxides
  • thin films
  • nanomaterials
  • pH sensors
  • optical sensors
  • gas sensors
  • biosensors
  • sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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