Gels in Sensing Applications

A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). This special issue belongs to the section "Gel Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editor

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: gels; antiadhesion; flexible electronics; fluorescent materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sensors are widely used in many applications, such as soft robotics, drug carriers and releasing monitoring, human healthy, environment monitoring, etc. Gels, including hydrogels or organogels, possess three-dimensional networks containing a large amount of water or organic solvent, with a tunable Young’s modulus, stretchability, loaded ability, and good biocompability. As a result, various kinds of gels are ideal material platforms for sensing application.  

Thus, it is our pleasure to announce a new Special Issue of Gels, which will focus on gels that serve as sensors applied in various fields. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not restricted to:

  1. Strain sensors;
  2. Smart florescent sensing;
  3. Environmental monitoring;
  4. The design and application of advanced gels for sensing applications.

Dr. Xiubin Xu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hydrogels
  • organic gels
  • monitoring
  • sensors

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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