Special Issue "Sustainable Metal Oxide Materials for Sensing Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.
Interests: multicomponent oxides; nanowires; nanofabrication; multifunctionality; sustainability
Interests: metal oxides; nanowires; chemical sensors; gas sensors; heterostructures; functional materials; material synthesis
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Special Issue in Materials: Ultrathin Two-dimensional (2D) Nanomaterials
Special Issue in Chemosensors: Hierarchical Nanostructures for Gas Sensors
Special Issue in Sensors: Metal Oxides Sensors: Innovation and Quality of Life
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
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- metal oxides
- thin films
- pH sensors
- optical sensors
- gas sensors
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Title: Prospects of Palladium (II) Oxide Nanostructure Application in Gas Sensing
Authors: Alexander Samoylov1, Goran Karapetrov2, Alexey Shaposhnik3
Affiliation: 1Department of Chemistry, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russian Federation 2Department of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA 3Department of Chemistry, Voronezh State Agricultural University, Voronezh, Russian Federation
Abstract: In this review article we present the current state of the art of palladium (II) oxide nanostructure application in gas sensing. In this area the initial investigations showed that bulk doping and surface modification of traditional n-type conductivity metal oxides (SnO2, ZnO, In2O3, WO3, and TiO2) using palladium (II) oxide nanostructures could effectively increase their sensitivity and selectivity towards the reducing gases. During the last five years it has been obtained the strong evidence that functional properties of sensors based on p-type conductivity palladium (II) oxide nanostructures could be utilized at detection of both the reducing and oxidizing gases. It has been proposed that the variation of palladium (II) oxide nanostructure composition within the non-stoichiometric region and its doping with aliovalent cations can effectively be used to optimize the functional properties of palladium (II) oxide gas sensors.