Special Issue "Functional Nanomaterials for the Detection of Greenhouse Gases"

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

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Dr. Nirav Joshi
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São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, CP 369, São Carlos 13560-970, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: nanomaterial synthesis and characterization; microfabrication; gas sensors; Langmuir–Blodgett thin films; flexible gas sensors; high-k nano-structured materials
Dr. Ram K. Gupta
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Department of Chemistry, Kansas Polymer Research Center, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762, USA
Interests: polymer chemistry; conducting polymers; organic chemistry; organic-inorganic devices; nanotechnology for next-generation devices; thin films; energy materials
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Dr. Luís Fernando da Silva
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Laboratory of Nanostructured Multifunctional Materials (LNM2), Department of Physics, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Interests: synthesis of functional materials and characterization; micro-fabrication; chemoresistors; in situ characterizations; X-ray absorption methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The precise detection of greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, benzene, and toluene, in meteorology, weather forecasting, libraries, electronics, food processing, packaging, the automobile industry, paper and textile technology, clinical diagnosis through breath monitoring and agricultural field is continuously endorsing the interest in realizing promising gas sensors. In particular, the last decade has witnessed the unprecedented growth of multifunction nanomaterials in designing miniaturized sensing devices for precise, real-time detection of various harmful analytes. The mesoporous architecture of the sensing layer remains the prominent factor behind the development of highly sensitive, selective, ultrafast responsive sensors, which have excellent reversible interactions with the targeted analyte molecules. The mesoporous nanostructure is particularly important for its high intrinsic surface area, pore volume, excellent thermal stability, and is interconnected with tunable pore channels, which provide easier adsorption and facile transportation of gas molecules across their surfaces.

This Special Issue aims to present recent developments in the processing methodology of any form of mesoporous functional nanomaterial, such as metal oxides, graphene, halide perovskites, and other novel 2D materials. Improvement of the gas-sensing performance of these materials, especially sensitivity, selectivity, as well as working conditions against specific chemical compounds, should be given special attention. The sensing process and mechanism involved and the use of these materials in real-world sensing platforms could be explored.

We invite researchers working on this area to submit their most recent research studies to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all very welcome.

Dr. Nirav Joshi
Dr. Ram K. Gupta
Dr. Luís Fernando da Silva
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Nanostructured Metal Oxide Semiconductors towards Greenhouse Gas Detection
Chemosensors 2022, 10(2), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors10020057 - 30 Jan 2022
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Climate change and global warming are two huge current threats due to continuous anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Earth’s atmosphere. Accurate measurements and reliable quantifications of GHG emissions in air are thus of primary importance to the study of climate [...] Read more.
Climate change and global warming are two huge current threats due to continuous anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Earth’s atmosphere. Accurate measurements and reliable quantifications of GHG emissions in air are thus of primary importance to the study of climate change and for taking mitigation actions. Therefore, the detection of GHGs should be the first step when trying to reduce their concentration in the environment. Throughout recent decades, nanostructured metal oxide semiconductors have been found to be reliable and accurate for the detection of many different toxic gases in air. Thus, the aim of this article is to present a comprehensive review of the development of various metal oxide semiconductors, as well as to discuss their strong and weak points for GHG detection. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Functional Nanomaterials for the Detection of Greenhouse Gases)
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