Special Issue "MEMS and Microfluidic Devices for Analytical Chemistry and Biosensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 6498
Interests: MEMS devices for chemical sensing; smart systems integration; portable sensing systems; MEMS gas-chromatography; air quality monitoring
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Continuous developments in MEMS technology and microfluidics are key drivers for the miniaturization of analytical sensing systems, with applications in the fields of chemical analyses, biosensing, medical point-of-care diagnoses, environmental monitoring, on-line industrial process analyses, safety and security. The miniaturization allows for designing lightweight and small devices, but other advantages are less obvious though even more relevant: reduced consumption of power and reagents, faster response times, increased sensitivity, reduced environmental footprint, batch production processes for low-cost and disposable devices. Furthermore, new and exciting auxiliary components and modules are proposed daily, including embedded micro-PCs, better power sources, wireless communication modules and technologies, paving the way to sensor networks and Internet-Of-Things.
Core components for analytical chemical sensing systems and biosensors include microfluidics (microvalves, micropumps, micro- and sub-micro-channels, digital microfluidics, flow and mass flow sensors), sample preparation, filtration and pre-concentration systems, separation systems, detectors, ionization sources, as well as engineered nanomaterials and smart functional materials.
This special issue calls for research papers and review articles that focus on technological developments in all of these areas, with the common aim of effectively bringing the lab to the field.
Dr. Stefano Zampolli
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- analytical chemistry
- liquid chromatography
- materials for bio-MEMS
- digital microfluidics