Special Issue "Thin Film Based Sensors"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Dr. Maria Raposo
Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: physico-chemical interfacial phenomena at the solid-liquid interface; physics and chemistry of macromolecules surfaces and interfaces; featured of surfaces and interfaces; dedicated assemblies for in-situ monitoring, dynamics at surfaces and interfaces, adsorption and desorption processes; artificial membrane development and characterization; thin film devices; characterization of molecular devices; optical properties of materials
An increasing number of fields in everyday life require development and application of ever more modern and efficient chemical sensors and biosensors, from drug detection to clinical diagnosis, from control of industrial quality and safety and combating bioterrorism to health and environmental monitoring. However, the general way to develop these sensors is by using hierarchical assembly of nanoscale building blocks as thin films sensing structures to adsorb each of the molecules to be detected typically by different methods as potentiometry, amperometry, cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, and also by other methods as for example microcantilevers, surface acoustic waves among others, and fiber optic-based sensor devices. The goal of this Special Issue on Thin Film Based Sensor Devices is to give a survey about the state-of-the-art on organic and inorganic thin films sensor based devices, which allow the detection of a determined molecular specie or set of molecules on a complex media, in order to compile, criticize and systematize the achieved knowledge and to provide guidelines for a next generation of quantifying and selective sensor devices. Under this compliance we are lauching the challenge for the submition of review like contributions covering both theoretical and practical aspects in the field of thin films sensor devices made of functional molecular layers, capable of detection and quantification particularly in complex media. A wide range of experimental techniques for the obtention of molecular layers can be envisaged herein as for example Langmuir-Blodgett, self-assembly, layer-by-layer, molecularly imprinted polymers, sol-gel, casting, spin-coating, vaccuum evaporating, plasma assisted deposition, electron beam deposition, chemical vapour deposition or molecular beam epiatxy.Dr. Maria Raposo
Dr. Paulo A. Ribeiro
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- Thin film sensor devices
- Chemistry and Physics of thin film deposition
- Chemistry and physics detection mechanisms
- Selective thin film sensors
- Quantifying thin film sensors
- Thin film sensor arrays
- Multicomponent detection thin film sensors
- Thin films for detection in complex systems
- Thin film based electronic tongue & nose
- Lab-on-a-chip thin film sensor devices
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Inkjet Printed Interdigitated Biosensor for Easy and Rapid Detection of Bacteriophage Viruses Infections A preliminary Study for Milk and Wine Processing Control Applications.
Abstract: Bacteriophage viruses attack the bacterial cultures added to raw milk and due to obtain their fermentation, causing materials losses in the wine and milk processing sectors. The consequent demand for innovative biosensors for early bacteriophage contamination detection could be fulfilled by inkjet-printed electrochemical sensors.
Inkjet printing technology has been revisited in recent years using silver nanoparticles-based inks for low-cost and easy fabrication of biosensing systems on flexible and eco-compatible substrates.
In this work, we studied inkjet printing for the manufacturing of interdigitated electrodes arrays as versatile system to monitor bacterial cultures by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. We used this system to detect bacteriophage contaminations, comparing its performance with standard microbiological methods.