Special Issue "Polymeric Nanocomposites for Flexible Sensor"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
2. Department of Biotechnology, University of Science & Technology (UST), Daejeon 34113, Republic of Korea
Interests: Nanobiomaterials; Nanobiosensors; Fluorescent Nanomaterials; Biochips/Sensors; Carbon Nanomaterials; Flexible Sensors; Electrical Conductivity
Polymeric nanocomposites are currently an area of increasing scientific as well as technical interest. The addition of variable percents of nanosized materials in polymer changes their properties. Polymeric nanocomposites exhibit superior properties compared to micro- or macrocomposites. The improved combinations of electrical, mechanical and thermal properties of nanocomposites have resulted in major interest in various electronic applications. Polymeric nanocomposites can be synthesized for various applications by the proper selection of the matrix, nano-reinforcement material, synthesis method and surface modification of either the reinforcement or polymer. Many polymeric-nanocomposite-based products have been commercialized. In particular, flexible sensors fabricated with polymeric nanocomposites have been attached to a person along with an embedded system to monitor a parameter and transfer significant data to a monitoring unit for further analyses. The use of wearable sensors has played quite an important role in monitoring a person’s physiological parameters to minimize any physical malfunctioning. This Special Issue categorizes the work according to the polymeric nanocomposites used to design the system, the network protocols, and the different types of activities that were monitored. It also highlights various types of polymeric nanocomposites for flexible sensors, their unique properties, various electronic applications for sensors with some specific examples.
This Special Issue invites original papers and reviews reporting on recent progress in the following areas:
- Fabrication methods of the polymeric nanocomposites for flexible sensors;
- Chemical and physical surface modification of polymeric nanocomposites to improve sensing performance;
- Next-generation polymeric-nanocomposite-based flexible sensors;
- Integration process of polymeric-nanocomposite-based biosensors into smart devices and their point-of-care testing;
- Properties of polymeric-nanocomposite-based biosensors;
- Biological properties of polymeric-nanocomposite-based biosensors.
Prof. Dr. Chang-Soo Lee
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- Field-Effect Transistor
- Electrochemical Sensor
- Optical Sensor
- Rapid Kit
- Mobile Networks
- Point-of-Care Test
- Interfacing Chemistry
- Biomolecular Detection
- Surface Modification