Special Issue "Infrared Sensing Technology Based on Nanostructure and Nanomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jianjun Lai
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Guest Editor
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074,China
Interests: infrared detector; infrared gas sensor; optical MEMS; micro/nano optics; metasurface elements
Dr. Qinghua Meng
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Guest Editor
School of Physics and Electronics, Nanning Normal University, Nanning 530299, China
Interests: infrared spectral detection; MEMS tunable filter; principal component analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well-known that any object with a temperature above absolute zero will emit infrared radiation, and most substances have infrared fingerprints at which specific infrared wavelengths can be absorbed due to molecular vibrations. Research on infrared sensing technology aims to develop methods of discovering or identifying specific objects or material species by measuring the parameter variations in infrared radiation when radiation–matter interaction occurs. The involved parameters include amplitude, spectral, phase and polarization of infrared radiation, which have led to the development of a diverse range of infrared sensing methods. For sensing applications, sensitivity, volume, power consumption and cost are necessary to determine before commercialization. Nanostructures and nanomaterials based on metal, semiconductors and low-dimensional materials can introduce new and novel mechanisms coming from the interaction of infrared radiation with these materials, such as plasmonic resonance, enhanced optical or optoelectronic effects, near-field optical effects and nonlinear effects. With the help of nanostructures and nanomaterials, infrared sensing will receive more attention in the field of biochemical substance detection as well as for applications involving temperature sensing or security monitoring.             

This Special Issue will provide a forum for the latest activities in the field, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • New infrared sensing technology designs based on nanostructure and nanomaterials;
  • New infrared sensing mechanisms based on nanostructure and nanomaterials;
  • Infrared senor design and fabrication methods based on nanostructures and nanomaterials;
  • Applications of infrared sensing in various fields, such gas detection, chemical sensor, biological sensing, biomedical diagnostics, etc.

Infrared sensing technology based on nanostructures and nanomaterials can enhance the interaction between infrared radiation and molecular compounds and biological substances and achieve high sensitivity and selectivity. Moreover, due to the diversity and flexibility in the arrangement of nanostructures and nanomaterials, new mechanisms and sensing methods may soon emerge. Therefore, this Special Issue is a perfect fit for the journal of Chemosensors.

Dr. Jianjun Lai
Dr. Qinghua Meng
Guest Editors

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  • plasmon resonance
  • low-dimensional material
  • quantum dot
  • nanoparticle
  • infrared sensing
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • biosensor
  • infrared gas sensor
  • chemical sensor

Published Papers

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