Special Issue "Nanotechnology Efforts for Chemical Sensors"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Elena Bruno
Dr. Salvo Mirabella
Associate Professor of Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Interests: semiconductor nanostructures; photovoltaics; smart sensing; microelectronics; light absorption in Si and Ge quantum structures, sunlight-energy conversion, low-cost TMO nanostructures, point-defects and dopants in Si and Ge
The recent overwhelming developments in nanotechnology permitted a plethora of applications in many fields, among which, the sensing area gained some very large advantages. The scientific community continues to pursue nanomaterial development able to enhance specific sensors performances, such as sensitivity, selectivity, response time, signal-to-noise ratio, and stability. In addition, safe, sustainable and inexpensive methodologies for nanostructure fabrication are highly required, aimed at an effective integration for large scale production of sensing devices. As the sensing process starts with the analyte/surface interaction, a careful control of the surface of sensing materials has been pursued with great success, by using functionalization, decoration, surface treatment and defect engineering techniques. The exploitation of quantum structures and effects, as well as the use of low-dimensional materials, represent a promising effort of nanotechnology research for sensing application.
In this Special Issue, we wish to collect the latest developments and advances in nanotechnology for sensors and sensors for nanotechnology. Scientific and technological efforts are welcome for providing new solutions for chemical and biochemical sensing, enabling increased detection sensitivity, specificity, and multiplexing capability in new portable devices for a wide variety of health, safety, agricultural, food, environmental assessments, and so on.
Full papers, communications, and reviews will be considered for publication in this Special Issue.
Kind regards,Dr. Elena Bruno
Dr. Salvo Mirabella
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- Chemical sensing
- Low-cost synthesis
- Non-equilibrium processes
- Nanostructures self-assembly
- Surface functionalization
- Surface/interface effects
- Size effects
- 2D, 1D and 0D materials
- Hybrid (organic/inorganic) nanostructures
- New chemical sensors design
- Electrochemical devices
- Selective Catalysis
- Characterization development for nanosensors
- Analytical methods, modeling, readout and software for chemical nanosensors
- Large scale integration