Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Chemical Sensing Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015)
Over the last few decades, materials researchers have focused their attention and research efforts on developing materials for chemical sensing applications.
Chemical sensing is strategic for different applications, such as in the realms of human health, food security, and sustainability. Cutting edge research on sensing at the nanoscale level may lead to the innovations that are necessary for overcoming the drawbacks of commercial devices.
A huge variety of devices have been developed, mainly via: an empirical approach, a lot of basic theoretical research, and spectroscopy studies. These studies have been carried out to improve the well known ‘‘3's” of a gas sensor: sensitivity, selectivity, and stability. Advances in fabrication technologies allow the preparation of different materials on almost every possible substrate, thus expanding the resulting sensors' potential markets. Significant progress has been made in our understanding of: (1) the fundamentals concerning the interplay between bulk and surface properties; (2) sensing mechanisms in chemical sensors; and (3) chemical sensor development as real world sensing platforms.
This Special Issue mainly focuses on presenting a comprehensive overview of the new developments in the field, specifically with regard to the promising approaches that will contribute to the further development of this field. Recent advances in science and technology will be addressed, including fabrication techniques, growth mechanisms of novel high-performance materials with improved sensing properties, and advanced processing technologies. Sophisticated examples of successful applications of these materials, as chemical sensors, will also be provided. Moreover, the Special Issue will point out the critical steps involved in applications in real environments.
We invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Elisabetta Comini
Dr. Dario Zappa
The following are the major items this Special Issue concerns itself with. The Special Issue intends to bring together manuscripts from leading experts in nanomaterials and chemical sensors, so as to highlight the forefront of research and steer future research directions.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- chemical and gas sensors
- inorganic materials
- organic materials
- interaction of inorganic and organic materials in composite
- metal oxide nanowires
- synthesis and characterization of gas sensing materials
- gas-nanomaterial interactions
- nanotechnology for sensors
- applications (automotive, medical, environmental monitoring…)